The fifth movie in the, now decade old, Transformers franchise, ‘#Transformers: The last knight’, managed to win the #box office during its opening weekend. It took in $196.2 million outside of North America over the weekend, including an impressive $123.4 million in China. With “The Last Knight” finally here, let’s take a look at where the latest Michael Bay opus falls in the rankings of the live-action “Transformers” movies.
Dergarabedian said that global audiences still embrace these films because they grew up on big American blockbusters, and enjoy the action-packed adventures.
The Last Knight bumped last weekend’s champion Cars 3 down to the number two spot, securing a box office victory with an estimated $45.3 million opening.
She is now developing a script for a sequel, but has yet to sign on as director. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman”.
I’m proud of you, domestic audiences! The venerable studio’s “John Carter” movie landed in similar territory, opening at the top of the box office and making $284 million only to be labeled a commercial failure. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. The film, which opened in limited release, has brought in an estimated $435,000 from five locations with a per-screen average of $87,000. Universal’s The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, has earned only $68.5 million in the US since its release in early June, compared with $274 million offshore. When Emily falls ill and goes into a coma, Kumail begins to get to know and bond with her distraught parents (Ray Romano, Holly Hunter). Internationally, the film is performing better with $273.6 million and its global total is up to $342.1 million.
Following are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian cinemas, according to comScore. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled charted with $240,545 on four screens. Wonder Woman also has strong overseas box office numbers with $334 million brought in for a worldwide box office total of $652 million.
Many had considered Paramount’s sequel a legitimate challenge to Furious 8, China’s current highest-grossing Hollywood film with RMB 2.517 billion* ($368 million at current exchange rates), and even a possible candidate for the rare RMB 3 billion club, home to just one other film, Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid. Lionsgate’s “All Eyez On Me” finished fifth with an estimated 5.85 million USA dollars in the second weekend. This is becoming an increasing pattern at the struggling summer box office, with overseas sales helping to save this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a domestic disappointment, and providing the last hope for The Mummy, which has topped the worldwide box office for the past two weeks despite being buried domestically.
“Despicable Me 3”, $7.2 million.
Coming in eighth is Rough Night.