Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest installment of cinema's unquestionably stupidest goddamn franchise, a series so bad that, yes, we'd rather drink arsenic than see it, opened last Wednesday, and predictably topped the weekend box office.
After reading an article at the Telegraph about how the Transformers writers room works and came up with the story for Transformers: The Last Knight, I'm not at all surprised why the movie is doing so poorly. The second film in the franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, brought in a total domestic haul of $402 million, which is a long shot for The Last Knight.
The recent remake of "The Mummy" has pulled in nearly $350 million during its theatrical run, which isn't enough to guarantee another entry in the "Dark Universe" franchise of monster movies that it's supposed to kick off. Wonder Woman, in spot number three, brought in $25.1 million in its fourth week, dropping only 39%.
That figure has held with the release of the new movie, which has already earned an estimated $196.2 million overseas.
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Transformers: The Last Knight made just $44.7 million over the weekend, going as high as $68.5 million including Wednesday and Thursday. In its third week of release, the film booked almost $25.2 million in domestic ticket sales. Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me fell to fifth with $5.9 million. This is becoming an increasing pattern at the struggling summer box office, with overseas sales helping to save this summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a domestic disappointment, and providing the last hope for The Mummy, which has topped the worldwide box office for the past two weeks despite being buried domestically.
Falling 41% in its second weekend was Sony's dark comedy Rough Night with $4.7M and a ten-day tally of $16.6M. The ensemble film is now sitting at $16.6 million domestically and $24.2 million worldwide.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is the #9 film with $4.2 million. So far the movie, which stars Gal Gadot as the iconic DC superhero, has already out-earned Man of Steel's entire run and Iron Man's total worldwide earnings ($585 million). Wityh a modest $38 million budget, it should be able to eke out a profit on a likely $75 million final domestic gross.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", $3 million.
Playing on five screens, the limited release of 'The Big Sick' pulled off the best per-screen results of the year.
Focus launched its period drama The Beguiled in four NY/LA houses and collected an estimated $241,000 for an average of $60,250.