Transformers 5 Opens Weak, Wonder Woman Continues Strong In Weekend Four

– by Joseph Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 25, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

This weekend saw the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth entry in the long-running Transformers franchise. Interest in this film — at least on the domestic front, has seemed to be at an all-time low, with audiences growing frustrated with the lack of attention to storytelling in the film. This past weekend’s box office of $69 million for Wednesday-Sunday, and $45 million for the standard Friday-Sunday. This is a franchise low for the series, whose other lowest domestic opening was around $70 million for the very first film. However, with its worldwide haul sitting at around $265 million, it’s very clear that Paramount never planned on putting their stock in North American audiences. In short, it’ll likely make money due to the foreign box office, but may end up being one of the lesser successful films. Only time will tell.

Wonder Woman continues to hold strong, only dropping 39 percent from its previous weekend, taking in $25.2 million in its fourth weekend. This recent haul has catapulted Wonder Woman past both Suicide Squad’s and Batman v Superman’s domestic haul of $325 million and $330 million domestically. It’s also worth noting that Wonder Woman’s haul this weekend is heads and tails above The Mummy’s $5.8 million haul, despite the fact that the latter film opened a week later. Just goes to show how far good word of mouth goes. Wonder Woman currently sits at just north of $650 million worldwide, and still seems well on its way to $750 million.

In third place is Cars 3 with $25.2 million as well, dropping 53.1 percent in its second weekend. This haul doesn’t seem to great, but it’s still much better than 2015’s The Good Dinosaur, which is Pixar’s lowest performing film of all time. Even with the numbers Cars 3 has, it still is tracking to do much better than The Good Dinosaur — a film while, disappointing, was by no means a box office bomb. If nothing else, Cars 3 will likely have done its job of being a good excuse for Disney to create a lot more toys.

Let’s take a look at the domestic and worldwide numbers!

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 25, are below.

  1. Transformers: The Last Knight - Paramount - $45.3M
  2. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $25.2M
  3. Cars 3 - Disney - $25.2M
  4. 47 Meters Down - Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures - $7.4M
  5. All Eyez On Me - Lionsgate - $5.9M
  6. Mummy, The - Universal - $5.8M
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $5.2M
  8. Rough Night - Sony - $4.7M
  9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - 20th Century Fox - $4.3M
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Disney - $3.0M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 25, are below.

  1. Transformers: The Last Knight - Paramount Pictures - $241.5M
  2. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $45.7M
  3. Cars 3 - Disney - $37.1M
  4. Mummy, The - Universal - $22.3M
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $13.5M
  6. Baywatch - Paramount - $11.0M
  7. 47 Meters Down - Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures - $7.6M
  8. Despicable Me 3 - Universal - $7.2M
  9. All Eyez On Me - Lionsgate - $7.0M
  10. Rough Night - Sony - $6.7M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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