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Movie Roundup: Transformers Takes Title of Top Debut of the Year with $100M at Weekend Box Office

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' takes the title of top debut of the year with $100 million at weekend box office. More great movie releases to come with Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ was the only wide release this past weekend, and it came out big with $100 million at the weekend box office. This boosted the film to become the top debut of the year – taking the title away from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ with an opening of $96.2 million in April.

The latest release of Transformers is the fourth installment of the series and it comes out as the second-best debut of the franchise. ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ which opened in 2009 took in $108 million in its opening weekend.

This latest installment of Transformers has a lot going for it, including star Mark Wahlberg and scenes of city destruction.

Coming in second at the weekend box office is ’22 Jump Street’ with $15.4 million on its third weekend out. It’s maintained its standing at the top three of the weekend box office since it debut.

Third at the weekend box office is ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ with $13.1 million. It’s also running on its third weekend out.

For those with plans to run to the movie theaters this Fourth of July holiday weekend expect to laugh with new comedy release ‘Tammy.’ The other new release to come out is ‘Earth to Echo, an adventure, sci-fi film.

New Movie Releases This Week: July 2, 2014

For those looking for comedy:

  • Tammy (R)
    Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Duplass
    A woman hits the road with her profane and hard-drinking grandmother after going through some tough times, including losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful.

For those looking for an adventure, sci-fi:

  • Earth to Echo (PG)
    Cast: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt
    After receiving strange, encrypted messages on a group of kids’ cell phones, they embark on an adventure with an alien in need of their help.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

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