#BOXOFFICE: “TRANSFORMERS 4” EXTINGUISHES THE COMPETITION
It certainly was an extinction at the Box Office this weekend as Transfomers: Age of Extinction blew away the competition for top spot with a monstrous $103 million debut for Paramount Pictures. Although hefty, the fourth film in the Franchise still is bested by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opened with $108 million in 2009. Critics tore apart the Action-Fantasy Flick (18% on the Tomatometer), directed by Michael Bay. Audiences however, adored it with an A- CinemaScore which will certainly help spread the word.
22 Jump Street in its third week out is a distant second for Sony Pictures, grossing $15.2 million this weekend. In its run domestically, it now has earned $140 million.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 sits in third again this weekend for 20th Century Fox pulling-in $13.1 million, as it surpasses the $120-million mark in North America.
Think Like a Man Too after debuting on-top last weekend, slips to number four this weekend with $10.5 million. Its two-week run has it almost at the $50 million-mark for Sony Pictures.
Jersey Boys certainly isn’t doing too bad in sixth with $7.6 million for Warner Bros., nearing the $30 million-mark in two weeks.
The Fault in our Stars finds itself in ninth spot this weekend with $5.2 million for 20th Century Fox, just surpassing the $110 million in earnings in only its fourth week.
Chef continues to perform above expectations, in the Top Ten a sixth week now with $1.5 million for Open Road Films/VVS Films. It has made $19 million showing only on a limited number of screens.