Paramount’s Transformers franchise has typically proven to be box office gold, however, the latest installment may suggest that fans are growing tired of the Michael Bay films. Transformers: The Last Knight is on track for a $40 million weekend haul, and a $65 million five day haul — a less than impressive haul for a franchise that has typically opened north of $100 million with its previous installments.
For comparisons sake, the most recent entry, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which like The Dark of The Moon suffered from poor reviews ahead of its release, still managed to clear $100 million in its opening weekend back in 2014. While the international box office has usually helped these films cross the $1 billion mark at the box office, The Last Knight may come into some struggles there, too.
According to Deadline, although The Last Knight is currently pacing ahead of Age of Extinction in China, many feel the film will be lucky to hit $300 million when all is said and done, putting it in danger of crossing $1 billion at international box office.
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The film, which Michael Bay has insisted will be his final Transformers film, currently has a less than stellar 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Paramount looks to change things up with the Transformers franchise with their next film, as they’ve already set the Bumblebee spin-off as their next film with director Travis Knight (Kubo And The Two Strings) set to take over the reigns from Bay.
In theaters now, Transformers: The Last Knight stars franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro, joined by newcomers Isabela Moner, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Mitch Pileggi, Laura Haddock, Santago Cabrera and Anthony Hopkins.
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