"Transformers: The Last Knight" wins at the box office with franchise low

Posted on: June 26th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Left to right: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock and Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay on the set of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures.(LOS ANGELES) –Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight grabbed the number-one spot at the weekend box office, while recording the lowest-earning debut of any Transformers movie.

The film, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, opened on Wednesday, bringing in an estimated $69.1 million in its first five days of release and $45.3 million over the three-day weekend. By contrast, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the series and the only other to open on a Wednesday, raked in $162 million in its first five days, $97 million of which came over the three-day. Overseas, The Last Knight brought in an estimated $196.2 million.

Disney’s Cars 3 and Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman finished dead even in second place with an estimated $25.175. ABC News is owned by Disney.

Wonder Woman’s total earnings here in the states now stand at just below $320 million, passing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Internationally, it’s collected an additional $334.5. The Patty Jenkins-directed film set another milestone on Friday, becoming the highest-grossing live-action film to be directed by a woman, according to Variety.

The thriller 47 Meters Down finished in fourth place with $7.4 million, and the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me rounded out the top five with a $5.85 haul.

Elsewhere, Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick earned $169,255 from just five theaters. Its $87,000-per-screen average was the largest of any film opening on more than one screen this year. Sophia Coppola’s Beguiled also did well, collecting $240,545 in limited release.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Transformers: Last Knight, $45.3 million
2. Cars 3, $25.175 million
2. Wonder Woman, $25.175 million
3. 47 Meters Down, $7.43 million
4. All Eyez On Me, $5.85 million
5. The Mummy, $5.8 million
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, $5.2 million
7. Rough Night, $4.7 million
8. Captain Underpants, $4.28 million
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $3 million
10. Beatriz at Dinner, $1.8 million

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