July 2, 2014

TUESDAY NIGHT BOX OFFICE: “Tammy” Has Solid $1.3M Start


Melissa McCarthy’s star vehicle TAMMY (Warners) may not be winning any critical plaudits (it’s at 19% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), but that’s not keeping her fans away, at least in the short term.  Tammy opened with $1.3M at Tuesday night shows, and while that’s far from the $5.5M that 22 Jump Street had last month or the $2.6M that Neighbors had in May on the Thursday nights before their official releases, it’s more than double the $550K for The Other Woman earlier this year, and higher than the $1M for last year’s smash The Heat, which featured Sandra Bullock as well.  It’s also almost triple the $450K night-before results for McCarthy’s Identity Thief.

Tammy cost only $20M to produce (although it carries the usual massive Warners marketing pricetag, boosting total costs quite a bit), and should be well on its way to profit by the end of the July 4th weekend.

There are no reports as of yet for Tuesday night box office on DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Screen Gems/Sony) or EARTH TO ECHO (Relativity).

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."