Glenn Walker here, last minute pinch hitting for editor-in-chief Andy Burns, with the weekend box office report here at Biff Bam Pop!. Did the umpteenth Transformers sequel continue to rule this weekend, or was it toppled by Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy? And how did new horror Deliver Us from Evil and scifi kidflick Earth to Echo do? Find out after the jump!
The thinking here at Biff Bam Pop! was that Transformers: Age of Extinction would stay on top by a fair margin, with 22 Jump Street still hanging on to the number five spot and the three new contenders this holiday weekend – Tammy, Deliver Us From Evil, and Earth to Echo – would be sandwiched between. Let’s see how that worked out.
Looks like Dinobots rule once again! While neither Transformers nor Tammy did as well as we thought they would, we were pretty close, and still nailed their positions on the chart. We were likewise on mark with Deliver Us From Evil albeit with a $10 million dollar deficit. It seems that 22 Jump Street rallied a bit between last weekend and this, as they jumped to the number four spot. Rounding out the top five, dropping two places, but holding strong was How to Train Your Dragon 2
The rest of the top ten this weekend was that cross between E.T. and Super 8 – Earth to Echo, along with Maleficent, Jersey Boys, Think Like a Man Too, and the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow at number ten.
So, to recap, here were the predictions:
1) Transformers: Age of Extinction – $42 million
2) Tammy – $25 million
3) Deliver Us From Evil – $19 million
4) Earth to Echo – $16 million
5) 22 Jump Street – $11 million
And here’s how the weekend actually turned out:
1) Transformers: Age of Extinction – $36.4 million
2) Tammy – $21.1 million
3) Deliver Us From Evil – $9.5 million
4) 22 Jump Street – $9.4 million
5) How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $8.75 million
Next weekend the monkey business begins anew with the much-anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis. Can this reboot sequel continue the success of the last movie and the original franchise? We’ll find out. Also coming are Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Land Ho!, and the film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down. We’ll see you back here on Friday and Biff Bam Pop! will give you the inside scoop!