‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Tops Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’ at U.S. Box Office

'Transformers' Beats 'Tammy' at US Box

The giant robots of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” have won round 1 of the U.S. box office battle with Melissa McCarthy and her road comedy “Tammy,” earning $7.7 million on Wednesday.

The “Transformers” figure, achieved in its sixth day of domestic release by Paramount, came in 24% above the first-day “Tammy” gross at $6.2 million — which included $1.3 million from late-night showings on Tuesday.

Those numbers indicate that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will dominate the five-day Fourth of July holiday weekend with around $55 million to $60 million, while “Tammy” looks likely to finish the holiday frame in the $35 million range.

The fourth “Transformers” posted the biggest U.S. opening weekend of 2014 with $100 million and has added $28 million in the following three days. By Sunday, the domestic gross should be near $180 million — making it the year’s seventh-highest domestic grosser after 10 days.

“Tammy” has been hit with largely negative reviews with a 28% freshness rating on the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator site. The raunchy comedy should be a solid profitmaker for Warner Bros., given its $20 million production cost.

Sony-Screen Gems’ debut of frightfest “Deliver Us From Evil” came in third Wednesday with an estimated $2.9 million, which projects to $15 million over the five days.

Relativity Media’s family adventure “Earth to Echo” finished a close fourth Wednesday on its first day with an estimated $2.7 million. It also received an A- CinemaScore.

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  1. Mike O Bot says:

    THE HORROR >>>THE HORROR!

  2. ssj455 says:

    I will never pay to see another Transformers movie from Michael Bay. This one was an hour too long and had too much going on. Mike, I know you are making serious bank on these movies but that doesn’t mean they are good.

  3. Rob says:

    A 90 minute film of paint drying could top a Melissa McCarthy movie.

  4. Herzog says:

    Tammy looks stupid. Mellisa McCarthy is a one trick pony. We’ve all seen the fat girl raunchy comedy before. I hope she never loses weight or her whole shtick will be gone. And she’s not funny to begin with.

  5. Walterwhite says:

    Once again Bay shows the haters he’s the real winner here.

  6. LANDO'S SON says:

    I thought Transformers:AoE was only so-so as far as story,but the special effects were spectacular.

  7. Messi fanatic says:

    I hear the Mockingbirds whispering above…….Tammy, Tammy

  8. Directorrick says:

    In what world is TAMMY competing with TRANSFORMERS?

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