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Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Posts Series-Low Opening Day With $15.7M
Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2017 | Pamela McClintock

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; transformers
Another movie underperforming domestically, but it will likely do well enough internationally to warrant yet another sequel.
1 posted on 06/22/2017 8:19:26 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Jeez, the law of diminishing returns has gotta hit sometime. How can people keep watching Transformer movies?


2 posted on 06/22/2017 8:22:29 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: EdnaMode

The cow has been milked dry.


3 posted on 06/22/2017 8:22:56 AM PDT by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: EdnaMode

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.


4 posted on 06/22/2017 8:24:22 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: EdnaMode

I’m utterly bored of super CGI robots and super CGI comic book heroes.

YAWN!


5 posted on 06/22/2017 8:30:06 AM PDT by chris37 (Donald J. Trump, Tom Brady, The Patriots... American Destiny!)
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To: Jim 0216
BINGO !

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 !

6 posted on 06/22/2017 8:30:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: EdnaMode

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.


7 posted on 06/22/2017 8:34:18 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: EdnaMode

***but it will likely do well enough internationally***

Kind of like dangling cheap beads in front of the natives.


8 posted on 06/22/2017 8:48:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: EdnaMode

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.


9 posted on 06/22/2017 8:52:54 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: EdnaMode

Yeah maybe the number FIVE in the title is a clue.

They’ve run their course.


10 posted on 06/22/2017 9:10:20 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: knarf

I hear “Dunkirk” should be a good one to watch...


11 posted on 06/22/2017 9:17:50 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Brave enough to kill our babies; too cowardly to kill our enemies.")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

I looked that up and I hope I find the reminder to try and find it on the internet somehow


12 posted on 06/22/2017 10:26:50 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: EdnaMode

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.


13 posted on 06/22/2017 10:50:22 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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To: EdnaMode
went to the well one too many times
14 posted on 06/22/2017 3:52:58 PM PDT by Chode (My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America-#45 DJT)
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