Weekend Box Office: TRANSFORMERS 4 Stays Atop for 2nd Weekend

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Transformers: Age of Extinction captures top position for the second weekend in a row despite the box office is down 43,4% from last year’s Independence Day weekend, which brought in $230 million overall.

The Melissa McCarthy comedy Tammy was the frame’s only other notable performer, wrangling $32.9 million across 3,400 screens over its first five days.

Among other new releases, Deliver Us from Evil, a mix of exorcism horror story and police procedural, cracked the top three, but couldn’t hit the $10 million mark in its debut.

Also new to theaters, Earth to Echo, a family adventure told through found footage, couldn’t even crack the top five, though it’s difficult to claim that was a disappointment.

The bromantic spoof 22 Jump Street snagged fourth place with $9.4 million over the weekend and $158.8 million grossed domestically total to date which is nearly $20 million over the total gross of  21 Jump Street two years ago.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 grabbed the fifth spot with $8.7 million, down a modest 33% but still tailing behind 22 Jump Street with $140 million.

Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, expanded into 175 theaters earning about $1.3 million for the long weekend. Bong Joon-ho‘s critically-acclaimed Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, expanded into 250 theaters where it grossed a cool million or $4,000 per screen average.

Next weekend sees Caesar and his crew taking over the box office with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The sequel of the prequel is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest hits.

Hit the jump for more estimates listed by title.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box-Office Mojo.

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