Skip to comments.Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Hits $100 Million for $301.3 Million Worldwide Debut
Posted on 06/29/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT by Enterprise
Paramounts Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted to $100 million in North America, the best number of the year to date and reinvigorating the giant robot franchise. Overseas, it was even more massive in its initial assault, taking in $201.3 million for a worldwide bow of $301.3 million.
The $210 million tentpole, earning an A- CinemaScore despite blistering reviews, is easily the biggest opening of star Mark Wahlberg's career, thanks to a strong turnout by males (64 percent).
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Bless you, I rarely go to any movie.
We have dish tho.
$300,000,000 to watch a toaster turn into a robot?
I did not see that in this movie.
Apparently this one is more like the original Transformers, you see from the trailer that Optimus looks like the one from the cartoon.
I have been surprised as to the level that they have done this adaptation to the screen so far.
While not my favorite as it was from my kids era and not my own, the heavy dependance on CGI has not been ruinous to it as some other films have been despite the heavy percentage. How as Marky in the central role?
I heard this movie is really tenuous and plodding...
My remark to my wife and son was that it was too long, and some things could probably have been cut, like the motorcycle chase near the end of the film.
You could bounce a quarter off that tummy.
I will still bitterly cling to the Transformers of the 80s as the only true “robots in disguise”.
there was a time when a summer blockbuster would ht $250m+ on a weekend ... just in the US
how’s that change working for you, America?
are we Detroit yet?
I will try.
Wahlberg does a credible job as the hero who assists Optimus Prime in saving humanity. But along for the ride is his 17 year old daughter and her boyfriend. Wahlberg is not a convincing father figure to me. He is not happy that his daughter is dating. She reminds him that she was born when he was also very young. I thought, that's true, but it still doesn't mean that he is wrong to try to get his daughter through the teen years without getting pregnant. And then I thought, "why are they even bringing up this crap anyway?" To me, it is part of the tedium of the movie and could have been left out.
If nothing else, someone pointed out that they got to trash Chicago and Hong Kong! WOO HOO!
At the time, my kids were watching them. The only names I knew were Optimus Prime, Star Scream, and Megatron. And I didn’t know who was friendly or evil.
I liked her in the first two movies. Unfortunately for her, she got mouthy and was fired from the third one.
I love the Honest Trailers on Youtube
My favorites are Everything Wrong With, Cinema Sins, and The Cost Of (title).
As lame as the plot and writing was, same here. I will stay with the 80s GI Joe comics and to a point the cartoons over the modern incarnation. Even GI Joe Renegades was better than the movie(s) despite the character design and animation style.
i always thought transformers were gay and the storyline was idiotic.
i still do.
Why won't anyone spend money on a writer?
Is anyone watching, "House of Cards?" Overall, it's dark and depressing, but the writing and storyline is the standard by which good writing should be judged.
I don’t think the storyline improved very much here.
That narcissistic mental case LeBouf or whatever is not in this sequel.
The big opening weekend is probably what sent that obnoxious nut over the edge...
I enjoyed the special effects. But because the movie was too long, the special effects become blunted. I would say that this is on a par with the other versions. In this one though, the military is hostile to the Auto bots. They have to survive and prevail without a lot of help from the military. Optimus Prime discovers some ancient Dino bots which he activates and recruits to help battle the reincarnated Megatron and the new Decepticons.
LOL - it wouldn’t surprise me. He and Brad Pitt are going to star in a WWII movie about a tank crew. The name of the movie is “Fury.” I will cheerfully pass.
How old is Mark Walbergh now, anyway? 57?
Not a soul.
You're the only one who knows about it.
Wikipedia shows born June 5, 1971.
Ha! Well, why isn’t anyone talking about it? It’s the best thing I’ve seen on TV since “Lost.” It’s Shakespearean, fer cryin’ out loud.
LOL same age as my daughter. Shall I tell her she’s 57?
Films have never made $250 million in a weekend.
The biggest opening weekend for a film ever was “The Avengers” in 2012. It did $207 million.
The American economy might be in the tank... but “Transformers” 100 million opening doesn’t reflect that, because this is an EXCELLENT number for this tired franchise.
"When asked how she would stop the ruthless Megatron from demolishing the world, Fox first said that she would barter with him. She then, however, went on to say, ... and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?"
Yes she said that and a lot of other despairingly remarks about middle America and "white trash".
Bread and circuses.
I truly have no idea who that broad is - if she’s going to talk, then we might have a problem. Have her muted, washed, and brought to my tent.
I surprised my coworker by saying I plan to see this movie. It’s total escapism w/o taking the easy way out by throwing blood in all directions, like 300 Gladiators did. What kind of surprised me in the previews is the storyline, flimsy as it is, has the Marc Walberg character playing Father to an attractive young blond. My thought was, why not have her play his wife or girlfriend? My presumption; is maybe the director thinks Mark is too old to be in that sort of role or more likely, maybe his wife would not allow it to happen. “Not on my watch!” It could be a fun movie, that is suited for special effects and not overwhelmed by them.
Ironic, some actresses used to get hired FOR ‘being mouthy.
I remember those remarks. Still, I would rather have seen her in the third movie.
That’s more than my parents knew. My mom couldn’t stand all of the “plot” holes. :)
That’s pretty much what some of the movies come down to. Just go and see a movie, take the mind off the other things for a while.
She is definitely a BING BING!
The season has been over for quite a while now, so there are no current discussions about it.
, ... and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?”
This reminds me of Raquel Welch (on the set of BANDITO)who became upset with all the people coming up to her asking for autographs.
Jimmy Stewart took her aside and reminded her that “These are the people that pay your salary.”
Instant change in her attitude.
Saw it in 3D, which was surprisingly natural looking and impressive, but l couldn’t wait for it to end. Way too long and pointless. The 20-somethings liked it but they probably haven’t seen a movie which actually involved character development and a plot. The only reason to see it is CGI.
Those all fall under the same Youtube channel (named CinemaSins). He just recently did all of the Transformers films leading up to the release of Age of Extinction.