The Fourth of July weekend might have brought fireworks, but the holiday box office didn’t close with a big bang.
With no new popcorn blockbusters opening, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” easily triumphed.
The fourth entry in Paramount’s Michael Bay-directed robot franchise – Mark Wahlberg leads the new film, replacing Shia LaBeouf – took in $53,792,000 for the five-day period, according to studio estimates.
“Transformers” is the first summer flick to hold the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks, and it has generated nearly $175 million after just 10 days of release. After this weekend’s bounty, the film has logged...