NEW YORK (AP) — “Transformers: Age of Extinction” did something no other film has done this summer: It topped the weekend box office for two straight weeks.
The Michael Bay sequel earned $37.1 million over the July 4 weekend, beating out the debut of the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Tammy,” which opened with a below-expectations $21.6 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
1. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” Paramount, $37,050,185, 4,233 locations, $8,753 average, $175,395,954, 2 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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