Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?
Monday Recap for July 7
"Tammy" saw box office profits of $21,170,000 during the weekend of July 4. Together with earnings from the film's July 2 debut, the comedy has earned over $32 million so far. Tammy's life may not be especially glamorous, but she has a job at a burger joint and a husband waiting for her at home. After Tammy loses her job and her husband in one fell swoop, though, there's nothing holding her back from hitting the road with her unpredictable grandma. The R rating is due to language that includes mature references.
"Deliver Us From Evil" saw weekend profits of $9,500,000, with overall earnings now reaching more than $15 million. In New York, disturbing crimes lead police officer Ralph Sarchie to question whether demonic activity is behind these dark deeds. Working with a rogue priest, the cop sets out to find answers. He soon realizes that the truth may shake his view of reality and threaten his very soul. The R rating is due to grisly images, bloody violence, language and terror throughout.
"Earth to Echo" earned $8,250,000 during the weekend, bringing total profits to more than $13 million. Four young misfits in Nevada have a close encounter with an intergalactic visitor. After receiving strange messages on their phones, the kids set out to locate the mysterious sender. It turns out that a little alien needs their assistance, and the pals will do anything they can to help. The film's PG rating is due to mild language and some action and peril.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" continued to take top honors at the box office during the holiday weekend. Earnings of $36,400,000 pushed the overall profits past the $174 million mark. Cade Yeager is an eccentric mechanic and inventor, just trying to make ends meet and support his teenage daughter. A purchase of what seems to be scrap metal turns out to be a discovery that will lead Cade and his loved ones into the middle of a ferocious battle. The film's PG-13 rating is due to language, innuendo and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
"22 Jump Street" has earned more than $158 million since its debut. The comedy saw $9,400,000 during the July 4 weekend. Jenko and Schmidt head to the local dorms on an assignment, going undercover to hunt down the source of a dangerous drug. Although they're only pretending to be college students, the drama soon becomes all too real. The two friends even end up questioning their loyalty to each other. "22 Jump Street" has an R rating for language, mature content, drug material, violence and some nudity.
Thanks to weekend earnings of $8,750,000, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" has brought in more than $140 million. Hiccup and Toothless have achieved big things, proving to the other Vikings that humans and dragons can be the best of friends. An evil man hopes to destroy this bond, and Hiccup isn't sure he can keep Toothless safe. It will take some outside help to save the day. The PG rating is due to mild rude humor and adventure action.
"Maleficent" earned $6,133,000 during the holiday weekend, with total profits now reaching more than $213 million. Stinging from a past betrayal, the fairy Maleficent curses a young princess, watching from afar as the princess grows into a young woman. By the time Maleficent starts to regret the curse, it could be too late to make things right again, but the enchantress will have to try. "Maleficent" has a PG rating for frightening images and sequences of fantasy action and violence.
Movies to DVD
"Bad Words" is available on DVD on Tuesday, July 8. Jason Bateman stars in the comedy about Guy, a foul-mouthed, bitter underachiever who manages to join a spelling bee geared towards young students. Despite the steep age difference and his grouchy attitude towards life, Guy makes friends along the way, including a nerdy kid with a lot to learn. Crude and mature content, language and brief nudity contribute to an R rating.
"Le Week-End" follows a long-married couple as they embark on a vacation to rediscover their spark. As they visit museums and take in the sights of Paris, Meg and Nick start to wonder if their marriage will withstand the challenges of their later years. However, their passion for each other still blooms. Mature content and language contribute to an R rating.
"Nymphomaniac: Vol. I" and "Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" are both available on DVD on July 8. Lars von Trier directs the controversial two-part series about Joe, a nymphomaniac who seeks excitement and human connection in dangerous ways. Now hurting and trying to run from her past, Joe shares the story of her ongoing addiction with a new friend. Neither film has an MPAA rating.