Film

Tammy can’t topple Transformers at the box-office, Deliver Us From Evil falls short

New Line Cinema’s comedy ‘Tammy’ earned itself a few important taglines this week, including ‘Number One Comedy in America,’ but failed to surpass the high-octane draw of Michael Bay’s latest robot-battle ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ for the number one movie in the land.
 
According to Sunday’s collective estimates, ‘Tammy’ took in $21.2 million this weekend. That brings the film’s total to just under $33 million so far her in the United States.
 
The film includes Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy along with Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, under director Ben Falcone. This was also the directorial debut for Falcone. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produced the film along with McCarthy.
 
As for the story, Tammy Banks (McCarthy) losses her job, husband and car in one day, and she wants out of her small town existence. With no money or transportation, her only way out is with her hard-partying grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon). Their misadventures and brushes with the law lead them on a funny and heartfelt road trip to remember.
 

 
Joining McCarthy onscreen are Allison Janney (“The Help”), Gary Cole (TV’s “VEEP”) Mark Duplass (HBO’s “Togetherness”), Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates (“Misery,” “Midnight in Paris”). Sandra Oh, Toni Collette and Nat Faxon are also featured in the film.
 
Transformers continues to dominate the domestic box-office, pulling in $36.4 million this weekend, bringing the total to just over $174.7 million here in the States since the film’s launch.
 
Third-place went to the horror-thriller ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ with a total of $9.5 million, that film has now earned an estimated $15 million domestically to-date.
 
As for the final two-films in the top-five, that honor goes to ’22 Jump Street’ at number four with $9.4 million this weekend and finally ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ with $8.8 million closes the top-tier choices this weekend.