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'Transformers' Topples 'Tammy' at Fourth of July Box Office

Transformers: Age of Extinction came out victorious again at the weekend box office!

The action film starring Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz grossed $36.4 million over the weekend. It’s worldwide total currently stands at an astounding $575.6 million in just ten days.

Coming in second place was Melissa McCarthy‘s new comedy Tammy with $21 million for the three-day weekend and $32.9 million across the five day holiday.

Rounding out the top five were the new horror movie Deliver Us From Evil with $9.5 million, 22 Jump Street with $9.4 million, and the animated flick How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $8.75 million.

Also opening this weekend was Earth to Echo, which placed sixth with $8.25 million. Expanding into wide release were the documentary America at number 11 with $2.725 million, Keira Knightley‘s Begin Again with a strong $1.3 million at number 15, and Chris EvansSnowpiercer with just under a million dollars at number 16.

Melissa McCarthy Lost a $9,000 Wig While Filming 'Tammy'!

Melissa McCarthy does some shopping with family and friends at Living Spaces on Thursday (July 3) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old actress stars in the new comedy Tammy and she appeared on Chelsea Lately this week to tell a story about how she lost an expensive wig while filming a jet ski scene for the movie.

“We were just doing a test,” Melissa said. “It’s hard to shoot on water because everything’s moving…so we did a test and I’m like, ‘Isn’t it a great idea if I’m in full wig and costume? Because if we shoot some stuff, maybe it’s usable.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m kind of amazing at this,’ because I’m really a couple steps ahead. I don’t really know how to ride a jet ski—I’ve never been on one before.”

“All I heard was ‘faster’ and ‘dig in.’ So I literally cranked it up I’m going like 45 miles per hour, thinking, ‘Oh, god, I’m not skilled. I shouldn’t be doing this. But the camera’s getting it, so maybe it’ll look good and we’re ahead of schedule.’ I’m like, ‘Now I’ll dig in.’ And I flipped that thing at 45 miles an hour,” Melissa added. “I don’t remember ever leaving it. All of a sudden, I literally was like, ‘I’m in water.’ I didn’t know if I was up or down and I thought, ‘Holy god, I’ve got that wig on.’ We don’t have a huge budget and a wig’s like $9,000…which, by the way, had like 35 pins in it. You couldn’t rip it off my head.”


Melissa McCarthy Ruined a $9,000 Wig While Filming ‘Tammy’!

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Chelsea Handler Interviews Melissa McCarthy About Hilarious 'Tammy' Wig Incident

Chelsea Handler heads out all made up to do some promo work on Thursday (July 3) in London, England.

The 39-year-old talk show host was spotted the day before wearing a pair of sunglasses as she made her way to the BBC Radio studios.

Chelsea interviewed Melissa McCarthy on Chelsea Lately, where she talked about filming a Tammy jet-ski scene.

“I don’t really know how to ride a jet ski—I’ve never been on one before. The stunt coordinator is telling me, ‘give it a little more gas,’ and he said at the end, ‘really dig into the curve’” Melissa said. “So I literally cranked it up. I’m going like 45 miles per hour, thinking, ‘Oh, god, I’m not skilled. I shouldn’t be doing this. But the camera’s getting it, so maybe it’ll look good and we’re ahead of schedule.’ I’m like, ‘Now I’ll dig in.’ And I flipped that thing at 45 miles an hour.”

“I didn’t know if I was up or down and I thought, ‘Holy god, I’ve got that wig on.’ We don’t have a huge budget and a wig’s like $9,000… I felt for the wig, which, by the way, had like 35 pins in it — you couldn’t rip it off my head — gone,” Melissa finished.


Melissa McCarthy Details ‘Tammy’ Mishap

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Melissa McCarthy Immortalized at Hand & Footprint Ceremony!

Melissa McCarthy proudly shows off her dirty hands after getting her hands and footprints immortalized during her ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday afternoon (July 2) in Hollywood.

The 43-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Tammy co-star Susan Sarandon and her hubby Ben Falcone, who wrote and directed the movie. He even appears in it as well!

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Tammy grossed $1.3 million during its Tuesday night previews and is expected to makes $7-8 million for the Wednesday debut (including the late night previews). It is going to have a pretty strong holiday weekend launch, according to Deadline.

FYI: Susan is wearing a Sportmax dress.

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Melissa McCarthy & Susan Sarandon Bring Hilarious 'Tammy' to Hollywood!

Melissa McCarthy dons a black dress while attending the premiere of her latest film Tammy held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday (June 30) in Hollywood.

The 43-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Nat Faxon, and director Ben Falcone, who is also her husband.

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Will Ferrell was also spotted attending the premiere for the film, which hits theaters on Wednesday (July 2)!

“We usually get home, play with the kids and watch them run around and do weird, funny things. And then if we can stay up after we’ve put them to bed — which is the challenge — we’ll just kind of hang out in our backyard. That’s hard to come by, so that’s all we really need,” Melissa recently shared about how she and Ben relaxed after shooting the movie.

FYI: Melissa is wearing Tabitha Simmons heels, Roberto Cavalli bag, Kimberly McDonald earrings, rings by Swarovski and Kimberly McDonald.

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Melissa McCarthy Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game!

Melissa McCarthy winds up to throw the first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers baseball game on Saturday (June 28) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old actress then watched as the home team beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were seen canoodling behind home plate at the same game.

Earlier in the week, Melissa struck a pose while attending the special screening of her latest film Tammy held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City.

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Melissa McCarthy on 'Tammy': I'm Nervous About This One

Melissa McCarthy strikes a pose while attending the special screening of her latest film Tammy held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Thursday (June 26) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress was joined by her hubby and director of the flick Ben Falcone, co-star Susan Sarandon, as well as pregnant Megan Hilty with her husband Brian Gallagher, Padma Lakshmi, Celia Weston, Pablo Schreiber, and Bob Balaban.

Melissa recently revealed she’s “nervous” about how people will respond to Tammy, which hits theaters on Wednesday (July 20).

“I’m more nervous about this one,” Melissa told The Wall Street Journal. “I see it as a coming-of-age story for a 35-year-old and a 67-year-old. It’s this little story that I thought could be really funny, but also has heart to it.”

FYI: Melissa is wearing a Michael Kors jumpsuit, Lanvin sandals, Jimmy Choo bag, Alexis Bittar ring, and Bing Bang earrings.

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