The robots in disguise are back and yet again they dominated the box office.
In at number 1 is Transformers: Age of Extinction (read our review) with $100 million. That’s good enough for the biggest opening of the year, besting Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s $95 million tally in April.
Age of Extinction also opened huge overseas – $201 million in total – including a record-breaking $90 million debut in China. Clearly the decision to give China a ‘major role’ in the film paid off for Paramount, as Transformers 4 now has the biggest opening for a foreign-made film.
Obviously, it’s a little too early to tell but it looks like Transformers: Age of Extinction should make a run at $1 billion worldwide (about $300 million domestic) when all is said and done. In other words, don’t expect this mega franchise to go away any time soon.
22 Jump Street held onto the number 2 spot with $15.4 million. Now at $139 million domestic, the comedy sequel has already passed its predecessor, in only three weeks, and seems poised to take the title of top 2014 comedy.
Coming in at number 3 is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $13.1 million. DreamWorks’ animated sequel is losing its footing on the box office much quicker than anyone expected, especially for such a well-received family-friendly movie. Still, the film has made $121 million domestic and $227 million worldwide.
Dropping to number 4 this weekend is Think Like a Man Too with $10.4 million. After taking quite a tumble in its second week (64% percent), Think Like a Man Too is unlikely to top its predecessor, but it has grossed a respectable $48 million so far.
Rounding out the top 5 is Maleficent with $8.2 million. Disney’s live-action adaptation just barely crossed the $200 million mark this weekend, and has grossed $585 million worldwide.
In at number 6 is Jersey Boys with $7.6 million. Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical continues to struggle and has only grossed $27 million so far.
Edge of Tomorrow comes in at number 7 with $5.2 million, which brings its domestic total up to a disappointing – both for the summer season and for a typical Tom Cruise action flick – $84 million. But, the film has grossed $318 million worldwide, so there’s a silver lining.
Coming in at number 8 is The Fault in Our Stars with $4.8 million. The YA adaptation crossed the $100 million mark this week and is now up to $109 million.
The number 9 film this weekend is X-Men: Days of Future Past with $3.3 million. With $223 million domestic and $712 million worldwide, Days of Future Past is now the highest grossing global release of 2014, surpassing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($703M) and Captain America 2 ($711M). But with Transformers 4 already halfway there, we suspect X-Men won’t have the title for too long.
Rounding out the top 10 is Chef with $1.6 million. Yet again, Jon Favreau’s indie flick continues to hold on, and is now up to $19 million.
[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, June 30th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo