It looks like the popular Transformers franchise is starting to show some rust.
Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the popular series directed by Michael Bay, grossed $69.1 million from 4,069 theaters during its five-day debut at the North American box office. That number is a franchise low for the live-action series, which kicked off with a $70.5 million opening in 2007.
It’s not all bad news though. Like many films these days, the big budget action sequel is doing big numbers overseas. The projected international cume through Sunday is $196.2 million — including $123.4 million in China alone.
In other news, Warner Bros. Wonder Woman is still going strong. The Patty Jenkins-directed film earned $25.2 million in its fourth weekend and crossed the $300 million domestic mark. The movie has now earned $635 million worldwide, making it the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, surpassing Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia (609.8 million).
Wonder Woman and Cars 3 tied for second place this weekend. The latest animated effort from Disney-Pixar also earned $25.2 million.
Per comScore, here are this weekend’s top 10 domestic box office estimates:
1. Transformers: The Last Knight – $45.3 million
2. Wonder Woman – $25.2 million
3. Cars 3 – $25.2 million
4. 47 Meters Down – $7.4 million
5. All Eyez On Me – $5.9 million
6. The Mummy – $5.8 million
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $5.2 million
8. Rough Night – $4.7 million
9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $4.3 million
10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $3 million