Worldwide box office: 'Transformers 4' still on top

AFP Relax News

The latest movie in the "Transformers" franchise took in over $132 million during its second weekend in theaters, remaining at the top of the global box office.

The first days of summer vacation and the Fourth of July holiday were not enough to stop Michael Bay's alien robots. During its two weeks in theaters so far, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" has grossed $575 million worldwide. In China, the action movie looks set to soon surpass James Cameron's "Avatar" to become the top box office success of all time in the country; the Chinese take of $213 million is now ahead of the US's $175m.

Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" claimed second place at the worldwide box office this weekend, taking in $42 million and bringing its total revenues to date to $293 million.  Released on July 2, the comedy "Tammy" starring Melissa McCarthy secured third place in the global box office ranking, grossing $23.6 million over its first weekend in theaters across six territories.

In fourth place, "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie added $23.4 million to Disney's coffers over the weekend, bringing the feature's total revenues to $630 million. The comedy "22 Jump Street" came in fifth with $19.4 million.