Blockbuster Movie Showdown: Release Date Madness
Which studio will blink first?
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' vs. 'Tammy'
Release dates: June 27, 2014 and July 2, 2014
Longview Winner: "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Longview Loser: Neither. Maybe.
Should either film move off the date: Neither will.
Lowdown: This is the battle for this year's July 4th box office frame. Warner Bros. is hoping Melissa McCarthy (who has had one hit after another since "Bridesmaids") can duplicate the surprise July 4th success she had with "The Heat" last year. On the other hand, Paramount has opened every "Transformers" movie around this time frame and is pretty confident it will at least hit the $300 million mark domestically (even without Shia LaBeouf in the fold). Last July, "The Heat" had little competition from the underperforming "White House Down," which helped it dominate the Fourth of July frame. Can "Tammy" survive the onslaught of a Mark Wahlberg "Transformers" movie? WB is certainly betting on it.