Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:20 pm
It's the first Transformers movie not to open to $100 million or more
Despite being completely panned by critics, Transformers: The Last Knight has taken the top spot at the US box office on its first five days out.
But, before you go celebrating, it didn't get anywhere near 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction opening weekend total.
The film took $69.1 million – with $45.3 million coming from the weekend – in its first week, and became the first Transformers movie not to open to $100 million or more, marking a franchise low.
2014's Age of Extinction enjoyed an opening weekend total of $100 million, while 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted with $162.6 million, $97.8 million of that from the three-day weekend.
But it's not all bad news for The Last Knight, as although it suffered a franchise low in the US, it also managed to score a franchise high in China, picking up $47.9 million on its opening day.
This makes it the third highest opening day total for any release in China, and the only other films to earn more on day one have been the last two Fast and Furious films.
Transformers: The Last Knight did manage to knock Cars 3 off the top spot, though, with Pixar's latest bringing in $25,175,000 in its second week of release.
And matching Cars 3's total this week was DC's own hit film Wonder Woman, which finished the week at number three with another $25,175,000 to add to its already record-breaking run.
Transformers: The Last Knight marks the the final instalment of the franchise with Michael Bay as director and actor Mark Wahlberg who said this film was his last during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
That doesn't mean the franchise is over though, as there are currently 14 more Transformers stories reportedly in the works, with the Bumblebee spin-off up first and aiming to start shooting in August.
This week's US box office top 10 in full is as follows:
(-) Transformers: The Last Knight – $45,300,000
(1) Cars 3 – $25,175,000
(2) Wonder Woman – $25,175,000
(5) 47 Meters Down – $7,435,000
(3) All Eyez on Me – $5,850,000
(4) The Mummy – $5,836,900
(6) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $5,239,000
(7) Rough Night – $4,700,000
(8) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $4,280,000
(9) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – $3,000,000