1. Somebody really likes “Transformers.” For a smash hit film series, Michael Bay’s giant-robot franchise gets awfully little love, at least in public. It’s like porn; everyone claims to find it loathsome, but in secret, someone is watching it and making it a huge success. Last week, of course, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” cruised easily to… Continue reading Box Office: Lessons From a Weak July 4th Weekend
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JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” beat out Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy” on a weak July 4th weekend at the box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the fourth “Transformers” film made $ 36.4 million in its second week of release. It’s a steep drop for the Paramount Pictures sequel, which had the year’s biggest debut… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Transformers' Beats 'Tammy' Over Weak July 4th Weekend
LOS ANGELES — “The Possession” occupied the top spot at a nearly comatose box office.
The fright flick with Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing the parents of a girl possessed by a demon earned $ 9.5 million in its second outing, the lowest grossing weekend for the box office this year and one of the worst weekends at the box office in a decade. It marked the first time… Continue reading 'Possession' Remains No. 1 At Weak Box Office
The biggest mystery facing Sherlock Holmes: how come he was so ho-hum at the box office this weekend? ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ was the weekend’s top movie, with an estimated $ 40 million opening, but its performance was underwhelming considering it was expected to score as much as $ 60 million. Similarly, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ disappointed despite an estimated $ 23.5 million, second-place debut, since it… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Weak 'Sherlock Holmes,' Chipmunks Lead, But 'Mission: Impossible' Steals Thunder