Friday’s box office proves that the only Fourth of July fireworks were in the sky, not theaters. Melissa McCarthy’s poorly reviewed “Tammy” did about $6.5 million, bringing its three day total to $18.1 million. It’s not bad considering the movie wasn’t particularly expensive at $20-$30 million. But it’s a disappointment considering McCarthy’s TV audience and recent movie appearances should have generated more heat.
“Transformers” just keeps rolling along at number 1. Paramount has made around $420 million worldwide so far. They’ll easily hit the half billion dollar mark. I keep thinking of Mary Hartman stumbling on a Nielsen “family” in a mental hospital. Who else could be going to see this thing?
Meantime, everyone says to me, “There are no movies to see.” There are: “Begin Again” and “Chef” are jus two. And don’t miss “Jersey Boys” if you’re an adult. You will love it.