Transformers: The Last Knight has hauled in $69.1 million (GBP54 million) during its five-day opening weekend - that's $1 million (GBP780,000) less than the first film in the franchise back in 2007.
The Paramount film, the fifth installment in the series directed by Michael Bay, has attracted 1.265 million cinemagoers or 64.1 percent of all tickets sold over the June 23-25 weekend, according to a computerized tally from the Korean Film Council.
While Paramount's "The Last Knight" did hit No. 1 in North America, it made just 57 percent of what its prequel, "Transformers: Age of Extinction", made in its first five days in 2014, showing once again that consumers are getting exhausted of franchises overstaying their welcomes. This marks the lowest domestic opening of a Transformers movie yet, debuting with at least a full $50 million less than previous releases Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($109 million), Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($97.9 million), and Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100 million). The previous installment, "Age of Extinction", made well over 100 million US dollars in 2014. The projected global cume through Sunday is $196.2 million, powered by $123.4 million in China.
Box Office Mojo reports that the fifth Transformers movie earned a solid $11,133 per-screen average from 4,069 theaters, but much like its predecessors, the movie suffered with critics, earning just a 15% rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes.
Wonder Woman holds on to second place at the US box office during its fourth weekend in cinemas, raking in a total of over $318 million (GBP248.5 million).
Almost a month after opening, Wonder Woman continues to be a major draw.
"Cars 3" has earned 99.9 million after just 10 days in theaters in North America.
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In sixth is The Mummy with $5.8 million. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman". The Sofia Coppola-directed film (which is based on the 1971 novel of the same name) opened earned an estimated $240,545 from four locations for a per-screen average of $60,138.
Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr.as the late rapper, who was shot in Las Vegas, age 25, in 1996, it also is yet to open overseas. This week's take represents a drop of 39%, keeping its box office legs comparable to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and better than the holds for the other DCEU movies.
The #7 film is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Coming in eighth is Rough Night.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie grossed $4.3 million in its fourth weekend, down 40%.
"Transformers: The Last Knight", $196.2 million. It'll be interesting to see the order of finish next weekend as the critically acclaimed action drama Baby Driver arrives on June 28th followed by Despicable Me 3 and The House on June 30th.
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