NORTH AMERICA: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Surpasses the $120M Mark on Tuesday
on July 02, 2014
By Daniel Garris
Transformers: Age of Extinction remained comfortably in first place on Tuesday with $10.41 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise was down a very reasonable 1 percent from Monday. Transformers: Age of Extinction continues to perform in line with its massive pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $120.95 million. The film is currently running 26 percent behind the $162.62 million five-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon (which did have the advantage of opening on a Wednesday). Transformers: Age of Extinction is widely expected to remain in first place over the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 was up one spot over Monday to claim second on Tuesday with $2.61 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up 15 percent over Monday and down 40 percent from last Tuesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases, as Tuesday's World Cup match between Belgium and the United States appears to have had a clear impact on the box office yesterday. How to Train Your Dragon has grossed $126.84 million in 19 days, which places the film a disappointing 7 percent behind the $136.18 million 19-day take of 2010's How to Train Your Dragon.
Sony's 22 Jump Street fell one spot from Monday to land in third with $2.28 million. The successful action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was hurt by Tuesday's World Cup match more than others, as it fell 6 percent from Monday and 49 percent from last Tuesday. With a strong 19-day take of $145.00 million, 22 Jump Street is running an impressive 51 percent ahead of the $95.94 million 19-day gross of 2012's 21 Jump Street.
Disney's Maleficent continued to hold up very nicely with a fourth place take of $1.57 million. The 3D fantasy blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie increased 9 percent over Monday and was down a healthy 32 percent from last Tuesday. Maleficent has grossed $205.03 million through 33 days of release. That currently ranks the film as the second highest grossing release of this summer (behind only X-Men: Days of Future Past).
Sony's Think Like a Man Too rounded out Tuesday's top five with $1.17 million. In the process, the Kevin Hart led ensemble comedy sequel surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday. Think Like a Man Too was up 4 percent over Monday and down 54 percent from last Tuesday. Think Like a Man Too has grossed $50.38 million in twelve days, which places the film 20 percent behind the $63.07 million twelve-day gross of 2012's Think Like a Man.
Warner's Jersey Boys followed closely behind in sixth with $1.14 million. The Clint Eastwood directed musical was up an encouraging 16 percent over Monday and down 41 percent from last Tuesday. With a twelve-day take of $29.56 million, Jersey Boys continues to perform in line with its modest expectations and is set to surpass the $30 million mark today.