Box Office: “Transformers” Made A Bunch Of Cash

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The box office results are in and it looks like “Transformers” ain’t going away for a long, long, long, long, LONG time.

Paramount is suggesting that the “film” made $100 million over the 3 day weekend, but BoxOfficeMojo.Com suggests that “the actual number is around $98 million (or lower).” That would put it as the second highest opening weekend for the franchise behind “Revenge Of The Fallen,” ($108 million). Long story short, “Transformers” is here to stay no matter how bad this new movie was and chances are, Paramount’s getting the cash lined up for Michael Bay to return.

Second and third place went to “22 Jump Street” ($15.8 million) and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (13.2 million) once again, both dropping in the 40% range. “Jump Street” crossed the $140 million mark, surpassing the total of the original film while “Dragon” crossed $120 million, leaving it $100 million behind the original. Doesn’t look like it’ll even come close. If only that “Transformers” money could be donated to Dreamworks.

In the limited release market, Weinstein had two decent successes with “Snowpiercer” ($171.2k) and “Begin Again” ($134.1k). This is a solid start for both films and hopefully they can hold steady as they slowly expand through the month of July.

What did you guys see this weekend? Did you contribute to the insane amount of money “Transformers” made? Did you see “Snowpiercer” or “Begin Again” in limited release? Comment below with what you saw.

Here’s the full top 10:

1. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” – $100 million
2. “22 Jump Street” – $15.8 million (-42.3%)
3. “How To Train Your Dragon 2” – $13.2 million (-46.4%)
4. “Think Like A Man Too” – $10.3 million (-64.7%)
5. “Maleficent” – $8.4 million (-35.1%)
6. “Jersey Boys” – $7.7 million (-42.1%)
7. “Edge Of Tomorrow” – $5.4 million (-45%)
8. “The Fault In Our Stars” – $5.1 million (-40.1%)
9. “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” – $3.3 million (-46%)
10. “Chef” – $1.7 million (-3%)

Thank you guys so much for reading and, as always, “Follow The Screen, Scene X Scene!”

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