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NO FIREWORKS AT BOX OFFICE ON 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

July 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the worst Fourth of July weekend at the box office in 16 years. Three new films arrived and each disappointed. So did the No. 1 film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which plunged nearly 65 percent in its second week to $36.4 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy Tammy was supposed to give it a run for the money. But it failed to do so (and, to add to the letdown, moviegoers gave it a C+ CinemaScore rating), winding up with just $21.1 million, according to estimates for the three-day weekend. Two other newcomers, the horror flick Deliver Us from Evil and the sci-fi family film Earth to Echo, failed even to earn $10 million. Evil earned just $9.5 million; Echo, $8.2 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction, $36.4 million; 2. Tammy, $21.2 million; 3. Deliver Us From Evil, $9.5 million; 4. 22 Jump Street, $9.4 million; 5. How to Train Your Dragon 2, $8.8 million; 6. Earth to Echo, $8.3 million; 7. Maleficent, $6.1 million; 8. Jersey Boys, $5.1 million; 9. Think Like a Man Too, $4.9 million; 10. Edge of Tomorrow, $3.6 million.