Projections: Can 'Transformers' Overcome 'Tomorrow'?13 Oct, 2014 By: John Latchem
Warner's sci-fi war movie Edge of Tomorrow is the top Oct. 7 new release, putting it against what should be a strong second week for Paramount's Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The Tom Cruise starrer Edge of Tomorrow performed only modestly at the box office, brining in $100.2 million domestically, but has strong word of mouth and has all the makings of a cult hit, which should drive its first-week sales.
The other pressing question is how well the week's other big new release will do, that being Universal's Seth MacFarlane-directed A Million Ways to Die in the West. Certainly MacFarlane has a dedicated fan base that will pick up the title, but its weak $42.7 million domestic box office tally doesn't bode well for huge disc sales.
Age of Extinction should continue to dominate the rental chart, as both big new releases are from studios that hold back titles from Redbox for 28 days.
|Rank||Title||Studio||Weeks on Chart|
|Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 10/12/2014|
|1||Edge of Tomorrow||Warner||New|
|2||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Paramount||2|
|3||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Universal||New|
|Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 10/12/2014|
|1||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Paramount||2|