Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: TRANSFORMERS 5 Tops Charts With Franchise Low Debut


"Transformers: The Last Knight" had no trouble securing the top spot at the box-office over the weekend, but its glory has faded somewhat. Meanwhile "Cars 3" and "Wonder Woman" continue to perform well in a neck and neck race.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored $45.3 million over the weekend, enough to top the charts, but the weakest opening of all the films in the franchise. "The Last Knight" opened in theaters on Wednesday, and grossed a total of $69 million in five days. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is the only other film in this series to open on a Wednesday, but that one grossed $162.6 million over the five-day time frame, of which $97.8 million over the three-day weekend. It's easy to see how this fifth installment is performing poorly. It also doesn't help that the film cost $217 million to produce (without marketing costs).

Still, "The Last Knight" is expected to perform much better overseas, where it has already picked up $196.2 million from 41 markets, with China registering the biggest opening for this franchise. As for domestic audiences, the "B+" grade on CinemaScore further cements the franchise's downfall, which hasn't scored a "B" since 2009's "Revenge of the Fallen". Critics also offered universally negative reviews (15% on Rotten Tomatoes and 27 on Metacritic).

In second and third place, "Cars 3" and "Wonder Women" are apparently tied with $25.1 million, at least until the actuals come in. Disney and Pixar's sequel is very close to reaching $100 million after 10 days, and Warner Bros' DC Comics adaptation has surpassed the $300 million milestone and the entire domestic run of "Man of Steel". All it needs is one more week to outgross "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman". It's still behind "The Dark Knight" ($534.8) and "The Dark Knight Rises" ($448.1)

The shark thriller "47 Meters Down" is holding well at #4, dropping only 33% and grossing $7.4 million for a total of $24.2 million. Not bad at all, considering it only cost $5 million to make and was initially intended for home video only.

The Top 5 is rounded up by the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me", which took a steep tumble, dropping almost 78% after a better-than-expected opening. The film grossed $5.8 million and its domestic gross now stands at $38.6 million versus a $40 million budget.

New Wide Releases: "Transformers: The Last Knight".

Biggest Drop : "All Eyez on Me" (-77.9%)

Smallest Drop : "47 Meters Down" (-33.6%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Transformers: The Last Knight $45.3M $69M $196.2M $217M
2 Cars 3 $25.1M $99.8M $41.4M $175M
3 Wonder Woman $25.1M $318.3M $334.5M $149M
4 47 Meters Down $7.4M $24.2M N/A $5M
5 All Eyez on Me $5.8M $38.6M N/A $40M
6 The Mummy $5.8M $68.5M $273.6M $125M
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $5.2M $160M $517.8M $230M
8 Rough Night $4.7M $16.6M $7.6M $20M
9 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $4.2M $65.7M $6.2M $38M
10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  $3M $380.2M $471M $200M


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