Skip to comments.Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Posts Series-Low Opening Day With $15.7M
Posted on 06/22/2017 8:19:26 AM PDT by EdnaMode
The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas to make up for franchise fatigue in North America. Paramount and Hasbro's Transformers: The Last Knight easily topped the Wednesday box office chart with $15.7 million from 4,069 theaters, but that's the lowest opening day for any film in the franchise, including those titles that likewise debuted midweek.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) grossed $37.7 million when launching on a Wednesday, while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) took in $62 million on its first Wednesday.
Pre-release tracking suggests Transformers 5 will post a five-day domestic debut in the $70 million-$75 million range, notably behind the $100 million North American launch of the last title, Transformers: Age of Extinction, over the three-day June 27-29 weekend in 2014 and the lowest in the Hasbro toy-based series.
Based on Wednesday's performance, The Last Knight could have trouble clearing $65 million.
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Jeez, the law of diminishing returns has gotta hit sometime. How can people keep watching Transformer movies?
The cow has been milked dry.
People are tired of Leftist darkness.
May the Right rise up and commandeer Arts and Entertainment in America. That together with abolishing the unconstitutional FCC will bring real and worthwhile arts and craft back to America.
I’m utterly bored of super CGI robots and super CGI comic book heroes.
No more fantasies,
No more story book tales,
No more entertaining mockumentaries.
Bring back the WW2 and post WW2 victory story lines !
We ARE a nation at war and it's time to show the world WE are willing to blaspheme the enemy and take him on ... MF islam and mohamud !
I’m an old stick in the mud but, the idea of a car or truck changing into a giant robot seems a lot silly to me.
***but it will likely do well enough internationally***
Kind of like dangling cheap beads in front of the natives.
Hollywood is just putting out crap now. They get one hit and keep trying to repeat it.
I think between Star Wars, DC and Marvel based movies there have been around 50 made since the year 2000. Boredom is setting in.
The same old boring plot, too much shaky cam and CGI, combined with constant loud noise.
Yeah maybe the number FIVE in the title is a clue.
They’ve run their course.
I hear “Dunkirk” should be a good one to watch...
I looked that up and I hope I find the reminder to try and find it on the internet somehow
The need to pander to international audiences is why there are so few decent, thinking persons comedies made any more. Anything more sophisticated than drunken frat-boy humor just doesn’t translate.
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