Paramount reports that Transformers: Age of Extinction easily stood its ground on Independence Day with an estimated $10.6 million haul, giving the sequel an 8-day haul of $148.95 million domestically. That puts it 27 percent off the pace of predecessor Dark of the Moon, even though the comparison isn't entirely apples and oranges due to the Friday versus Wednesday releases, respectively. BoxOffice projects $38.5 million for its sophomore 3-day weekend.
Warner Bros.' Tammy earned $6.44 million on Friday for a 3-day total of $18.18 million. By comparison, The Heat pulled $39.1 million in its standard opening weekend last summer. Early word of mouth is struggling with a 59 percent Flixster audience score. BoxOffice projects a $21.5 million weekend for Tammy, giving it a projected 5-day cume of $33.2 million.
Deliver Us From Evil posted $2.54 million yesterday for a 3-day total of $8.04 million. BoxOffice projects a $9.2 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 5-day cume through Sunday.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 earned $2.78 million yesterday for a new domestic total of $134.03 million. BoxOffice projects $10 million for the 3-day frame.
22 Jump Street took in another $2.53 million on the holiday, giving it $151.98 million in all so far. BoxOffice projects $9.8 million for the weekend.
Relativity's Earth to Echo added $2.63 million on Friday for a 3-day haul of $7.88 million. BoxOffice projects a $9.7 million 3-day weekend and $14.95 million 5-day gross through Sunday.
Maleficent added another $1.84 million yesterday, giving it $209.6 million domestically up to this point. BoxOffice projects a $6.5 million weekend.
Dinesh D'Souza's America tallied $1.004 million from its 1,105 theaters on Independence Day, giving it just over $2.3 million to date. BoxOffice projects a very healthy $3.2 million weekend.
Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.