Transformers: The Last Knight Wins Box Office But Records Franchise Low
Posted on June 26, 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight mustered a $45 million opening to win the weekend. This is the weakest opening yet for the Transformers franchise but it was still enough for The Last Knight to top the box office. By comparison, Transformers: Age of Extinction had a $100 million opening in 2014. The new film stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel. It has a B+ CinemaScore.
Transformers 5 was followed by Cars 3 and Wonder Woman, which tied for second place. Both films made $25.175 million. Wonder Woman is still performing extremely well in theaters. It dropped just 39% from the previous weekend and has now made $318 million. Wonder Woman may have dented Transformers box office a little bit but it doesn't completely explain the weak opening.
Wonder Woman was followed by 47 Meters Down, which added theaters and made $7.4 million. It fell just 33.6% from the prior weekend and has now made $24.2 million. 47 Meters Down was followed by All Eyes on Me, The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Rough Night.
You can view the weekend's box office chart here. The Last Knight is not likely to repeat with Despicable Me 3 opening this coming weekend. The House, Amityville: The Awakening and Baby Driver also open.