'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Claims $192.5M in Two WeeksJuly 11, 2014 12:36 PM

by Daniel Garris

In what should be its last day at the top of the daily box office, Transformers: Age of Extinction led the way on Thursday with $3.45 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 64 percent from last Thursday's inflated July 3rd performance. Wide releases declined a bit in general yesterday due in part to Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes entering the marketplace on Thursday evening. Transformers: Age of Extinction was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $54.19 million. That was down 61 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $192.53 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction continues to perform in line with its lofty expectations, but is running a sizable 29.5 percent behind the $273.01 million 14-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Warner's Tammy held steady in second place with $2.45 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle fell 4 percent from Wednesday and 56 percent from last Thursday. Tammy took second place for the week with $32.71 million and has grossed a very solid $44.44 million in nine days (especially with its modest price tag in mind). Tammy is currently running 44 percent behind the $79.39 million nine-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 Thursday, with only $325,235 separating third place from sixth place. How to Train Your Dragon 2 took in $1.33 million to remain in third. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed in fourth for the week with $14.95 million. That represented a 34 percent decline and brings the film's four-week total to $146.20 million.

Sony's 22 Jump Street finished very closely behind in fourth with $1.32 million. The successful action comedy sequel trailed How to Train Your Dragon 2 by a very slim $6,956 for the day. 22 Jump Street was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 47 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in third for the week with $15.79 million. That was a 37 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's 28-day total to an impressive $165.26 million.

Earth to Echo rounded out the day's top five with $1.26 million. The adventure family film from Relativity fell 3 percent from Wednesday and 51 percent from last Thursday. Earth to Echo placed in sixth for the week with $13.89 million and has grossed a respectable $19.10 million in nine days, due in part to relatively stronger midweek business than weekend business thus far.

Sony's Deliver Us from Evil claimed sixth place with $1.00 million. The crime horror film starring Eric Bana was down 9 percent from Wednesday and down 62 percent from last Thursday. Deliver Us from Evil took fifth place for the week with $14.79 million and has grossed a softer than expected $20.30 million through nine days.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Nov. 24 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 24 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$15,322,741149%3,8040$4,028$77,543,3482Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$12,934,23872%3,4439$3,757$76,202,8712Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$8,240,49382%3,108--$2,651$16,315,4451Disney
4Deck the Halls$5,001,83973%3,205--$1,561$9,917,8341Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$4,396,03072%2,552-59$1,723$103,228,3874Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$4,040,62094%3,043-316$1,328$61,183,2034Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$2,453,42688%2,258-12$1,087$29,229,8483Sony / Columbia
8Flushed Away$2,299,325190%2,621-686$877$53,806,7974Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bobby$1,898,60764%1,6671665$1,139$3,142,5522MGM / Weinstein
10The Fountain$1,495,82573%1,472--$1,016$3,184,6291Warner Bros.