It's worth noting that the Fourth of July isn't typically a big movie-going day; these titles would likely have earned a bit more on a traditional Friday. Business should pick up over the weekend.
Age of Extinction fell 75 percent to an estimated $10.6 million on Friday. That drop is on roughly on par with the other Summer releases that opened above $90 million. For the weekend, Transformers will likely earn less than $40 million.
In its third day in theaters, Tammy added $6.4 million for an early total of $18.2 million. For the weekend, it should earn around $22 million.
The rest of the field was very close on Friday. How to Train Your Dragon 2 took third place with $2.8 million, which brings its total to $134 million. Earth to Echo earned $2.6 million, and is on track for around $10 million this weekend. Deliver Us From Evil rounded out the Top Five with $2.5 million, which will likely translate to a $9 million weekend.
At 175 locations, Begin Again earned a solid $425,000. For the weekend, it will earn at least $1.2 million.
As of publication, Friday estimates for America (2014) and Snowpiercer were not available.
1. Transformers - $39 million
2. Tammy - $23 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon - $10.5 million
4. Earth to Echo - $10.1 million
5. 22 Jump Street - $9.5 million
6. Deliver Us From Evil - $9 million
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• Forecast: 'Transformers' to Take Out 'Tammy' Over July 4th Weekend
• Grosses for Friday, July 4, 2014