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By Daniel Garris

Transformers: Age of Extinction took in $4.77 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise was down 59 percent from Sunday and down 55 percent from last Monday. Transformers: Age of Extinction surpassed the $180 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $180.17 million through eleven days of release. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations, but also places the film 27 percent behind the $247.15 million eleven-day gross of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Warner's Tammy claimed second place for the day with $2.78 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle was down 57 percent from Sunday's performance. While it is running a bit below expectations, Tammy has still grossed a very solid $36.09 million in six days (especially with its modest price tag in mind). That places the film 34.5 percent behind the $55.09 million six-day start of last year's The Heat (which opened on a Friday).

It continued to be a very tight race for places third through sixth on Monday, with only $257,477 separating third place from sixth place. Sony's 22 Jump Street took third place for the day with $1.55 million. The successful action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum fell 50 percent from Sunday and 36.5 percent from last Monday. 22 Jump Street surpassed the $160 million mark yesterday and has grossed an impressive $160.82 million in 25 days.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed in fourth with $1.45 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 47 percent from Sunday and down 36 percent from last Monday. The 25-day total for How to Train Your Dragon 2 stands at an underwhelming $141.66 million.

Sony's Deliver Us from Evil followed closely behind in fifth with $1.43 million. The crime horror film starring Eric Bana fell 54 percent from Sunday. The six-day total for Deliver Us from Evil stands at softer than expected $16.68 million, as the horror marketplace continues to wait for a breakout performance in 2014.

Earth to Echo landed in sixth place with $1.29 million. The adventure family film from Relativity held up nicely for the day, as it was down 49 percent from Sunday. Earth to Echo has grossed $14.86 million in six days, as it continues to perform slightly below its already modest expectations and very similar to the performance of Deliver Us from Evil.

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By Alex Edghill

Tuesday Morning Update: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes grabbed 3,271 tweets on Monday which put it in 16th spot on the day, up 22% from 2,682 tweets on Sunday. The film is a sequel to the very popular Rise Of The Planet Of Apes and hopes to secure the same older male-skewing audience as the original and a hearty sequel bump no doubt. This is a seemingly inauspicious start with just over 3,000 and not even being in the top 15, but when you consider that the first film had just 1,550 tweets its Monday before release back in 2011 with a very similar search string it actually is a solid beginning for the Fox tentpole. Yes traffic in general has gone up in the past couple years but it paints a picture of a film which, at the very least, will best the opening of Rise with decent upside for $60 million plus. With the weekend all to itself and aging competition for its core demographic it is perfectly placed release-wise to maximize its potential.

The second trailer for the David Fincher adaptation Gone Girl also held center stage yesterday as it grabbed 12,760 tweets on the day. Considering that the first trailer nabbed only 10,431 tweets this is actually a very strong sign for the film as second trailers rarely ever generate more buzz than the first. The profile of the film is rising and I believe the cryptic posters and information being made available by the marketing team are fueling a building interest in the film.  

Top 15 Movies for Monday July 7th

Rk Film Sun Mon Sun-Mon %
1 (-) The Fault in Our Stars 41,351 35,676 -13.72%
2 (-) Transformers: Age of Extinction 32,850 29,793 -9.31%
3 (-) 22 Jump Street 27,152 14,478 -46.68%
4 (+5) Guardians of the Galaxy 4,398 13,840 214.69%
5 (+18) Gone Girl 1,037 12,760 1130.47%
6 (-) Star Wars: Episode VII 7,537 9,789 29.88%
7 (-3) Maleficent 11,805 9,311 -21.13%
8 (+5) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 4,078 7,748 90.00%
9 (-2) Tammy 4,721 6,629 40.42%
10 (-5) Deliver Us from Evil (2014) 8,274 5,692 -31.21%
11 (-1) Earth to Echo 4,159 5,665 36.21%
12 (-) If I Stay 4,094 5,466 33.51%
13 (-5) How to Train Your Dragon 2 4,519 4,868 7.72%
14 (+1) X-Men: Days of Future Past 2,778 3,760 35.35%
15 (-1) Before I Go to Sleep 3,053 3,440 12.68%
16 (-) Dawn of The Planet of The Apes 2,682 3,271 21.96%

Please check the methodology page for information about our Twitter project or here for historic data.

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By Daniel Garris

Transformers: Age of Extinction comfortably led the way over the slow Independence Day weekend frame with $37.05 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise was down a sharp, but understandable 63 percent from last weekend's opening weekend performance. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $175.39 million through ten days of release. While that is in line with expectations and places the film on course to be among the higher grossing releases of 2014 thus far domestically, it also places the film a lackluster 23 percent behind the $228.82 million ten-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Transformers: Age of Extinction was aided this weekend by the lack of combined strength among the weekend's new wide releases, but will face much tougher competition next weekend when Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is released on Friday.

Warner's Tammy debuted in second place with $21.58 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle performed well with its modest cost in mind, but at the same time did open a bit below pre-release expectations. After grossing $11.73 million on Wednesday and Thursday, Tammy has grossed $33.31 million through five days of release. That places the film 33 percent behind the $49.82 million five-day start of last year's The Heat (which opened on a Friday). McCarthy's films typically display strong holding power at the box office, but whether or not that will be the case with Tammy remains to be seen, especially after the film received a troubling C+ rating on CinemaScore. On a positive note, the film hasn't really displayed signs of front-loading so far with a five-day to three-day ratio of 1.54 to 1.

It was a tight race for places third through sixth this weekend, with only $1.44 million separating third place from sixth place. Sony's 22 Jump Street took third place for the frame with $9.80 million. The successful action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was down a solid 38 percent from last weekend. In general, holdovers were helped out this weekend by the relative lack of interest for the new wide releases. 22 Jump Street surpassed the $150 million mark this weekend and has grossed an impressive $159.27 million in 24 days of release.

Fellow Sony release Deliver Us from Evil followed closely behind in fourth place with $9.74 million. The crime thriller starring Eric Bana opened below expectations with a five-day start of $15.25 million. That placed the film's five-day to three-day ratio at 1.57 to 1. Deliver Us from Evil had been positioned to potentially be a summer horror break-out, but given the film's modest start, it appears as though horror fans are waiting for Universal's The Purge: Anarchy later in the month instead. Deliver Us From Evil received a B- rating on CinemaScore.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounded out the weekend's top five with $8.96 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a healthy 32 percent. The 24-day total for How to Train Your Dragon 2 stands at $140.22 million, which places the film an underwhelming 11 percent behind the $158.25 million 24-day take of 2010's How to Train Your Dragon.

Fellow family film Earth to Echo opened in sixth place with an $8.36 million. After a respectable two-day start of $5.20 million, the adventure film from Relativity somewhat surprisingly didn't hold up all that well over the weekend. The film has grossed $13.57 million in five days, which gave it a fairly front-loaded five-day to three-day ratio of 1.62 to 1. Earth to Echo opened a bit below its already modest expectations and failed to capitalize on the relative lack of options for family audiences this summer.

Lionsgate's America landed in eleventh for the weekend with $2.74 million. The documentary from Dinesh D'Souza has grossed $4.06 million through five days of wide release and an additional five days of platform release. The film received an A+ rating on CinemaScore, which strongly suggests that it is being well received by its targeted audience. However, America could still prove to be front-loaded due to the boost it received this weekend from the Independence Day holiday.

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Transformers-4-2.jpgTransformers: Age of Extinction hit the $400 million mark overseas after only 12 days in release. The film kept the top spot in all of its 37 territories this weekend, reaching a cume of $400.9 million outside of North America, a 21% improvement over the last entry in the franchise over the same span of time and territories. This brings the global total of the Transformers sequel up to $577.7 million worldwide.

The IMAX weekend total for the Michael Bay film is $13.3 million, which brings its IMAX cume up to $53 million worldwide. Age of Extinction is the fastest title to cross the $50 million mark in the IMAX format.

China continues to lead the way for the Transformers, as the market added another $50.9 million to its tally. Age of Extinction has already doubled the take of the previous installment in the franchise over the same span of time in the country. It will become the top earning IMAX film in the market in the coming days, as it prepares to dethrone the $24 million earned by Avatar in the IMAX format. The film is up to $212.8 million in China, over $35 million than what the film has grossed in North America.

Other top markets for the new Transformers film include South Korea ($8.9M Weekend / $34.2M Cume), Russia ($7.4M Weekend / $35.7M Cume), and Australia ($4.7M Weekend / $17.7M Cume). A new crop of markets await the Transformers next weekend, including Argentina, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 added another $33.5 million from 9,732 screens in 59 markets to bring its overseas haul up to $153.2 million. The film enjoyed a strong #1 debut in France, where it opened to $7.5 million –the second biggest MPA opening of the year. The film retained the top spot in Australia ($2.7M), Mexico ($2.6M), and Brazil ($2.2M) in its latest frame. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed a total of $294.4 million worldwide with top markets like the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, and China scheduled for the coming weeks.

Maleficent put an end to Frozen’s miracle run in Japan by dethroning Ella for the #1 spot after the animated Disney film retained the top spot at the box office for 16 consecutive weekends. Maleficent took a $7.1 million #1 debut from Japan on its way to passing the $400 million mark overseas this weekend. The live-action Disney release starring Angelina Jolie took $17.3 million outside of North America over the weekend. It has grossed a total of $416.3 million overseas and $630.2 million worldwide. The top three markets for the film include Mexico ($44.4M), China ($42.8M), and Russia ($37M).

The Fault in our Stars earned $10.1 million from 50 markets, including another $1.8 million from Brazil –where the film has already taken a total of $24.8 million. The teen drama has grossed a total of $104.2 million overseas and $220 million worldwide. The film will expand to France, Italy, South Korea, and Russia throughout the summer season.

22 Jump Street overtook the total overseas haul of its predecessor, 21 Jump Street, after scoring a $10 million weekend outside of North America to reach a $69.7 million cume. The original film has only managed to gross $63.5 million in its entire overseas run. Russia impressed with a $4.1 million haul in a #2 debut that saw it fall behind the blockbuster bow of the latest Transformers film. The Russian premiere nearly doubled the $2.4 million opening weekend of the original in the same market and has already outgrossed the running tally of $3.5 million earned by rival comedy Neighbors

Edge of Tomorrow took an additional $8.4 million from 60 markets this weekend. The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi flick has grossed a total of $248.6 million overseas, including this weekend’s $4.5 million debut in Japan –its final overseas market to open. The film has grossed $339.4 million worldwide. Top markets include China ($63.4M), South Korea ($37.2M), and Russia ($20.8M).

 

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