Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 6th, 2014

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It was a relatively slow Independence Day weekend at the box office, which left room for a repeat at the top spot.

In fact, this July 4th was the weakest the holiday weekend has been since 1999, when Will Smith’s notorious box office bomb Wild Wild West opened to a tepid $27 million. Moreover, the weak July 4th weekend – usually one of the bigger weekends of the entire year – puts 2014 on track for a lower overall summer total when compared to last year. Not to mention how this year will compare to next year’s summer, which looks to be a potential record breaker thanks to The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now onto the top 10.

In at number 1 once again is Transformers: Age of Extinction with $36.4 million. Michael Bay’s latest bombastic blockbuster dropped 64% in its second weekend and is trailing the previous two films’ pace. Still, at $174 million domestic and $575 million worldwide, Age of Extinction has made more than enough money to justify additional entries in the franchise.

Coming in at number 2 is Tammy (read our review) with $21.7 million ($32 million since Wednesday). Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy didn’t open quite as strong as her previous features, but it did well enough given the circumstances. Tammy won’t end up besting any of this year’s top comedies like Neighbors or 22 Jump Street, mind you, but for an R-rated comedy with an admittedly obtuse premise, Tammy should do fine in the long run.

Deliver Us From Evil (read our review) comes in at number 3 with a disappointing $9.5 million ($15M 5-day). Thus far the year has not been kind to the horror genre, and despite a strong cast and proven director, Deliver Us From Evil couldn’t overcome that trend. With genre fatigue clearly setting in, can horror bounce back in 2014?

Horror Mash Ups Deliver Us from Evil Header Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 6th, 2014

The number 4 film this weekend is 22 Jump Street with $9.4 million. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s big budget comedy sequel has done extremely well over the past 4 weeks, earning $158 million so far.

Rounding out the top 5 is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $8.75 million. Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, DreamWorks’ animated sequel has only pulled in $140 million against a reported $145 million budget. And even with a worldwide total of $292M, it’s hard not to view How to Train Your Dragon 2 as a disappointment.

In at number 6 is Earth to Echo (read our review) with $8.25 million ($13.5M 5-day). With a cast of unknown young actors, Earth to Echo wasn’t expected to break the bank, but even then the film’s opening weekend total is lower than pre-weekend projections. The film could hold well given its family-friendly premise, but chances are Earth to Echo will finish with a disappointing total.

Coming in at number 7 is Maleficent with $6.1 million. Disney’s live-action adaptation is still doing solid business well into its 6th weekend, and has grossed $213 million domestic thus far. The film is doing even better business worldwide, having tallied $630 million total.

Teo Halm and Ella Wahlestedt in Earth to Echo Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 6th, 2014

The number 8 film this weekend is Jersey Boys with $5.1 million. Clint Eastwood’s musical came and went without making so much as a dent in the box office, and has only grossed $36 million.

Think Like a Man Too is the number 9 film with $4.9 million. The Kevin Hart-led comedy continued its steep decline in its third weekend, dropping another 50%. With $57 million thus far, Think Like a Man Too is by no means a failure, but it will finish short of its predecessor’s $91 million total.

Rounding out the top 10 is Edge of Tomorrow with $3.6 million, which brings the Tom Cruise sci-fi flick’s domestic total up to $90 million. As we’ve mentioned before, Edge of Tomorrow might not have hit with domestic audiences, but worldwide the film is doing just fine with $339 million total.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, July 7th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: 22 Jump Street, box office, deliver us from evil, earth to echo, edge of tomorrow, how to train your dragon 2, jersey boys, maleficent, tammy, Think Like a Man 2, transformers 4

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  1. I’m pretty sure people only go to the theater now for big spectacles. Everything else needs to work on a straight to DVD budget if they expect profits.

    • a straight to DVD budget wouldn’t put the film in theatres, it would just put them straight out DVD.

      • LOL…That is what he is saying…

        He’s saying that big spectacle type movies are fine for theatre but everything else should be straight to DVD.

    • ive always said that the only movies id ever watch at the cinema are movies that enhance the experience. action movies like T4 and horror movies are the only movies i would watch there. comedys could enhance the experience with the atmosphere but i wouldnt go unless i was desperate to see the movie like a jackass film

    • Yep, might be the way to go.

      It’d be a shame because I love going to see most genres at the cinema and having that special feeling from traveling there to buying my ticket, taking my favourite seat, seeing which trailers are provided and then the sound and visual aspect of it before coming home again while relaying the experience in my head.

      The only positive about NOT going to the cinema is what happened when I gave in and saw a HD copy of the new Robocop online last month (on the same site that I watch most US shows the day after they air over there, I’ll be visiting it again tomorrow for Falling Skies season 4 episode 3 since the UK doesn’t get season 4 until next month).

      Basically, what happened is that I saw it, was able to pause for bathroom breaks and to make a cup of tea and when the end credits rolled, I was glad I never paid money to see it because it was reminiscent of the South Park scene when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg violate Indiana Jones. I always thought that scene was too over the top because I actually enjoyed Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (aside from Shia LeBeouf being part of the cast) but after seeing Rebootcop, I now know how Stone and Parker felt about Indy 4.

      I have a collection of cinema ticket stubs though, going all the way back to Star Wars Episode 1 when I decided I’d collect every movie ticket for every movie I’ve ever seen. That would be missed if I didn’t have to go to the cinema to see new films because inevitably, I wouldn’t even go for the ones I’m interested in, I’d just find a way to view them online for free in perfect HD.

      • Ok criminal

        • How am I a criminal? The Blu Ray release gets uploaded and I watch that. The only other alternatives are waiting 10 months for the British movie channels to air the films or watching a pirated copy, which is something I haven’t done since 1995 when I got Mortal Kombat on VHS and both the sound and visuals were too dark and crappy to enjoy properly so I vowed never again.

          Maybe you need to check your facts before commenting in future.

          • Dazz, it’s illegal to search out and watch illegally copied movies on the internet. When you don’t pay for the movie, it’s called ‘stealing’.

  2. im just very happy with T4. i love what they did with optimus in the movie and made him darker. i really didnt see what he did coming even though he said it in the start. im very happy they seem to have made an arching story with the creators and galvatron. i think the next movies can be amazing. T4 and my 2nd fav transformers movie after T1

    please bring back starscream! D:

  3. Chris Fawkes, at 575 mil after 2 weeks and only 136 mil to get over it’s entire remaining theater run to top Captain America…

    I was wondering what kind of hat you would like cooked for you? Being as though you don’t have one?

    I imagine this bet will be settled within 2 weeks, 3 at the most.

    • Was the comment you were responding to deleted or something?

  4. This article states BvS comes out next summer.. isn’t 2016 the film is set to release ?
    Someone should fix that before sum people come undone… unless the movie was pushed up an i didn’t hear about it..

    • LOL yeah I was looking in the oomments about a reference to this myself. Also about to come unglued >.<

  5. It sucks that HTTYD 2 isn’t doing better at the box office, it’s one of the year’s best and a perfect sequel!

  6. Batman V Superman comes out in 2016 While Avengers: age of ultron comes out in May 2015— I knew that this 4th of July would be low grossing for movies because the movies that came out this weekend were not that appealing.

    My top 10 movies of 2014 (Jan-Dec)
    1) Captain America: Winter Soldier (Best comic book movie & best movie of the year)
    2) The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
    3) Pompeii
    4) Maleficent
    5) Dracula Untold
    6) Godzilla
    7) Dawn Planet of the Apes
    8) Unbroken
    9) Transformers: Age of Extinction
    10)300: Rise of An Empire

    X-men Days of futures past would have been on the list if there was less Wolverine in it and more Cyclops & Jean Grey and rogue. so X-Men: Days of Futures Past was # 20 on my list. While TMNT was #19 and Robocop #18 and Fault in our Stars #17 and Being Again #16 Divergent #15 Purge anarchy #14 Amazing Spiderman 2 #13 Mockingjay pt 1 #12 and Need for Speed #11