'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low
'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low
27 June, 2017, 05:44
With 'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuting on Wednesday, the movie had a five-day opening where it only grossed $69.1 million domestically at the box office.
Despite the disappointing figures, the blockbuster is doing big business internationally - after making a debut of $123.4 million in China.
Cars 3 falls to number 3 on its second weekend of release, and like Transformers the series is seeing diminishing returns for the successful series of films.
Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" continued its strong performance in box office, becoming the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.
Paramount execs won't likely be losing sleep over any of this, but the studio missed out on an incredible opportunity to build on the (bizarrely) consistent positive word-of-mouth its Transformers series had earned in China. It seems unlikely that the momentum is there, but there's clearly more than meets the eye to "The Last Knight". The previous movie in the series, "Age of Extinction", made the majority of its money ($858.6 million) overseas.
When you buy a $10 movie ticket, those dollars are split between several entities, with the movie studio usually earning around $6 if you're at a US theater, according to moneytips.com.
The Last Knight performed strongly overseas, opening at No. 1 in 40 markets. Where available, the latest worldwide numbers also are included. In its third week of release, the film booked almost $25.2 million in domestic ticket sales. Directed by Brian Fee, Cars 3 made $25.2 million from 4,256 theaters for a new North American total of $99.9 million. The Chinese box office contributed all of $123.4 million to the worldwide opening tally of $196 million.
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Paramount badly needed The Last Knight to be an unqualified hit.
The top 20 titles collectively minted $17 million last weekend, down 5 per cent on the previous frame, according to Numero.
47 Meters Down retained the fourth spot ($7.4 million this weekend), while All Eyez On Me and The Mummy were neck and neck for fifth place, with both films falling just short of $6 million.
Coming in eighth is Rough Night. Representing the seemingly endless parade of sequels is the animated comedy Despicable Me 3 from Comcast's Universal. The Tupac Shakur biopic has whistled up $2.8 million.
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Samples of insulation from the tower and equivalent aluminum composite tiles sent by police for analysis have failed safety tests. A preliminary cause of his death was given as "inhalation of fire fumes".
Green's daughter said that he dragged her into the kitchen, and then threw her to the ground and against kitchen cabinets. Green was being held at the Brown County Jail in Green Bay, Wisc., at the time of the report.
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About an hour later, with the America's Cup set on a podium, Burling and Ashby grabbed it together and lifted it over their heads. New Zealand first won the Auld Mug, as the America's Cup is known, in San Diego in 1995 with the yacht "Black Magic".
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The birthday girl rocked a shimmery gold mini-dress for the occasion and looked genuinely floored as her family swarmed her. But fans were quick to speculate that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star could be expecting her first baby.
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Teen hurt after dropping from ride at Six Flags
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial For Securities Fraud
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Super Nintendo gets the miniature console treatment
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Selanne, Kariya headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017
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I dirtied myself, I peed myself. "I am extremely sorry". "Peace of mind is not something I enjoy any longer", the court heard. During a brief statement to the court, Wettlaufer apologized to her victims and their families for the grief she caused.
Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup
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