A quiet weekend at the US box office gave Transformers Age Of Extinction an easy victory holding onto the top spot for its second week on release. The highest new entry was Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, Tammy came in a distant second and hasn’t received a favourable response from critics but is already technically a hit thanks to a small production budget.
Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil frightened its way into third place, this could be the last horror movie we see from Derrickson for a while as he’s off to bring Marvel’s Doctor Strange to the big screen. Earth To Echo rounded off the last of the new releases touching down at number six, Transformers will have a fight on its hands next weekend when Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes swings in cinemas nationwide.
The fourth Transformers movie continues to perform above industry expectations overseas, most notably China has seen a huge increase in tickets sales and is currently on track to eclipse the $221.9 million record set by Avatar in 2009. In just 12 days Michael Bay’s sequel has made a staggering $575.6 million worldwide, historically the Transformers films displays its true power at the international market place. Interestingly, Age Of Extinction was number one in every single territory it has been released in this weekend.
Few franchises could endure such negativity and mixed reactions, perhaps only Pirates of the Caribbean can rival the divided opinion over a blockbuster franchise that just keeps going.