World audiences look to American movies for shiny spectacle and stuff blowing up real good, and they're getting it. Actually, I think they're really aliens disguised as robots in disguise.
Deadline actually mentions the word "reboot" in the title of their Transformers article, and I pretty much agree. Although there is a silver lining in the movie's opening in the worldwide markets, buoyed by its performance in the People's Republic of China. Paramount and Hasbro bet another $217 million on the fifth film, The Last Knight, knowing that domestic gross could crater further, as long as the overseas amounts stayed strong.
While Paramount's The Last Knight did hit No. 1 in North America, it made just 57 per cent of what the previous film, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, made in its first five days in 2014, showing yet again that consumers are getting exhausted of franchises overstaying their welcome. However, she did add that the company "certainly would have liked to see more come out of the domestic market".
Even thoug film number four, "Transformers: Age of Extinction", was overlooked by the motion picture academy, it was firmly in the sights of the Razzie Awards. Expecting a monumental debut for "Transformers 5", most studios chose not to schedule any major-releases next week as well, but in hindsight that was probably a mistake.
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Overseas, it has lassoed $334.5 million, bringing its worldwide total up to $652.8 million. The latest DC Comics superhero movie brought in over 300 million USA dollars in total in North America through Sunday and 652.9 million US dollars worldwide.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is the #9 film with $4.2 million. The film opened in 41 markets and it's no surprise that China is responsible for the majority of that. "Wonder Woman" was directed by Patty Jenkins, working from a screenplay written by Allan Heinberg. It also became the top-grossing live-action movie to be directed by a woman, passing "Mamma Mia". Deadline also reports that the film earned over $68 million across its five day opening. Pictures'Wonder Woman and Disney•Pixar's Cars 3 reported estimates of $25.2 million for the weekend (view full box office estimates here). To date, the Amazonian princess has made $318.3 million domestically, which is less than $12 million behind the run of "Batman v. Superman" and $7 million behind "Suicide Squad".