Weekend Box Office: ‘Transformers 5’ Opens to Franchise-Low $69 Million

The Last Knight

Paramount and Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight opened to a franchise low $69.1 million domestically its first five days. Internationally though, the film which cost $217 million to make, pulled in a total of $196 million, with $123 million coming from China alone.

The Michael Bay’s reportedly-last Transformers movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, earned a B+ CinemaScore, while critics have mostly dismissed it.

Disney and Pixar’s Cars 3 and Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman were neck and neck with both earning around $25 million for the weekend.

Elsewhere, shark thriller 47 Meters Down (Entertainment Studios) placed No. 4 with $7.4 million its second weekend, while Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me (Lionsgate/Summit) and Universal Pictures’ The Mummy were in a close race for the fifth spot with roughly $5.8 million each.

But the real bright spots from the weekend box office were Sundance charmer The Big Sick with a whopping $87,000 per screen from five screens and Sofia Coppola‘s Cannes Best Director winner The Beguiled, scoring a per-theater average of over $60,100.

1. Transformers: The Last Knight — $45.3 million ($69 mil.)
2. Cars 3 — $25.1 million ($99.8 mil.)
3. Wonder Woman — $25.1 million ($318.3 mil.)
4. 47 Meters Down — $7.4 million ($24.2 mil.)
5. All Eyez On Me — $5.85 million ($38.6 mil.)
6. The Mummy — $5.83 million ($68.5 mil.)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $5.2 million ($160 mil.)
8. Rough Night — $4.7 million ($16.6 mil.)
9. Captain Underpants — $4.2 million ($65.7 mil.)
10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $3 million ($380.2 mil.)

Next week sees the release of Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver, and The House.