“Transformers” Saved By Overseas Box-Office

Michael Bay’s fifth and reportedly last film in the “Transformers” franchise, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” opened to a franchise low of $69.1 million domestically in its first five days. That’s significantly down on the $100 million that the previous entry, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” took in its first three days.

Internationally though, demand for the series hasn’t softened as the entry took in $196.2 million from forty-one markets – on par with the opening of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”. China is where the film made most of its coin, taking in a whopping $123.4 million from that country alone. Korea ($13m) and Russia ($9m) were also hot for it.

Back in the U.S., “Wonder Woman” and “Cars 3” were neck and neck with both earning around $25 million. ‘Wonder’ keeps going from strength to strength with $318.4 million in North America and a further $334.5 million overseas. “Cars 3” dropped 53.1% in its second weekend with its global total at $141.3 million.

Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” may be flopping States-side, but overseas it is now at nearly four times the domestic total and so its global haul to date stands at $342.1 million. Same for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” which has seen a similar domestic/overseas ratio and now has a worldwide total of $677.8 million.

On the limited release front, Sundance fave “The Big Sick” scored the year’s highest opening weekend per-theater-average with a whopping $87,000 per screen from five screens. Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” remake also fared very well, scoring a per-theater-average of over $60,100 – the director’s best to date.

Source: Box-Office Mojo