#BOXOFFICE: “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION” ON-TOP MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Although it got a stiff challenger earlier in the week, Transformers: Age of Extinction would prevail at the Box Office this Memorial Day Weekend. Bringing-in $37 million from 4,233 theatres in its second week out for Paramount Pictures, the Blockbuster already in North America has grossed $180 million.
Tammy may not have gotten much love from the Critics – in fact Media in Canada weren’t even given a chance to review it – but the Melissa McCarthy Comedy is a testament to that Star’s big bankability, earning $21.1 million for Warner Bros. in its debut. Opening in theatres on Wednesday, the Film so far has earned $33.8 million already. Critics gave it a 27% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues to show great resilience in third spot this weekend with $10 million for 20th Century Fox, just ahead of 22 Jump Street in fourth, which continues to perform great with $9.5 million earned. The latter makes its way to the $150 million-mark for Sony Pictures. Both Films are in their fourth week out.
Earth to Echo, which many are comparing to E.T., opens in fifth spot with $9.2 million for Relativity Media/eOne Films. The Film receives mixed reviews from Critics with 56% on the Tomatometer and Audiences loved it, giving it an A- CinemaScore.
Deliver Us From Evil makes a statement with a debut in sixth, earning $9.2 million for Sony Pictures. Critics gave it a negative 32% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Former Champ Think Like a Man Too rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million for Sony Pictures, bringing its total to $3.6 million in five weeks out.