Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

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A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.
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June 30th, 2014

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" ruled the box office during the weekend of Friday, June 27. Michael Bay's film saw profits of $100 million. A rift between the government and the Autobots has left the robots struggling to survive an onslaught. Using new advances, a technology firm has created its own robotic assassins to hunt down Optimus Prime and his followers. But the humans learn that the Cybertronians won't go down without a fight. The PG-13 rating is due to language, innuendo and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

Continuing Films

"22 Jump Street" saw profits of $15,400,000, raising overall earnings to more than $139 million. A drug called WhyPhy is causing some serious problems at a local college. The police force needs inside men to track the source of the illegal substance, and they have just the men for the job. Jenko and Schmidt go back undercover, this time at the dorms.  The R rating is due to mature content, language, nudity, drug material and violence.

"How to Train Your Dragon Too" earned $13,100,000, bringing total box office profits to more than $121 million. Hiccup might have thought that he could rest easy and enjoy some time with his dragon buddy, Toothless, and his human pal, Astrid. But after achieving peace between dragons and humans, Hiccup's work isn't done just yet. Mysterious figures, both good and bad, will make themselves known. The PG rating is due to mild rude humor and adventure action.

During the weekend of June 27, "Think Like a Man Too" brought its total earnings past the $48 million mark. This was thanks to $10,400,000 in weekend earnings. If there's anything wilder than a Las Vegas bachelor party, it's a Las Vegas bachelorette party. Michael and Candace have to deal with both during their wedding weekend. After dividing up, the guys and the girls prove that both sexes are equally likely to get into trouble. "Think Like a Man Too" has a PG-13 rating for crude mature content and references, partial nudity, drug content and language. 

"Maleficent" earned $8,237,000, with more than $201 million in profits overall. Maleficent knows it's dangerous to fall in love with a human, but her trusting nature overrides her cautious side. The human man she loves ends up exceeding her worst fears, and now Maleficent will use her powers to seek vengeance against her former love's innocent young daughter. The PG rating is due to fantasy action and violence and frightening images.

"Jersey Boys" added $7,610,000 to its overall earnings, which now equal over $27 million. A group of young friends in New Jersey spend most of their time getting into trouble and trying to dodge the consequences. These reckless troublemakers are destined for greatness, however. Their unique sound as a musical group is going to launch them directly into fame and stardom. "Jersey Boys" has an R rating for language throughout. 

Thanks to profits of $5,210,000, "Edge of Tomorrow" surpassed the $84 million mark. Major William Cage gets a chance most people can only dream of. He's able to relive a combat scenario over and over again, slowly figuring out the best tactics and honing his advantage on the battlefield. Still, it will take a tough ally to make any headway. The PG-13 rating is for language, brief suggestive material and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

"The Fault in Our Stars" earned $4,800,000, with $109 million in total profits since its debut. When Gus learns that Hazel's wish is to meet her favorite author and get answers about an ambiguous book ending, he does whatever he can to make this dream come true. Everything ends up complicated by the fact that Gus and Hazel are both cancer survivors. The film has a PG-13 rating for brief strong language, thematic elements and some mature content.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" saw weekend profits of $3,300,000. Overall, the action movie has seen profits of more than $223 million. Thanks to the work accomplished by an unscrupulous scientist, the future is looking unfriendly for the mutants and those who support them. The mutants' best chance at undoing the wrongs of the past and creating a brighter future is traveling back in time and altering some key events. The PG-13 rating is due to suggestive material, nudity, language and sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.

Movies to DVD

"Afflicted" will be available on DVD on Tuesday, July 1. Clif and Derek aren't going to let life pass them by. They're going to see the globe and revel in new experiences. Fate has other plans for the ambitious travelers, and one of them soon ends up battling an ominous illness that could be without a cure. "Afflicted" has an R rating for language and disturbing bloody violence.