Americans Are Getting Tired of Michael Bay's Transformers Films


Rolling out in 41 overseas markets this weekend, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight has clocked an estimated $85M through Friday, according to the studio.

Even though it accelerated its way to the number one spot with $69.1 million over five days and $45.3 millon over the course of three days, Transformers: The Last Knight is the lowest grossing film in its respective franchise. This is a far cry from 2014's "Age of Extinction," which brought in over $100 million within the same timeframe.

Still, as long as the latest movie continues to throw out mega explosions and the Transformers keep performing their cool, well, transformations from vehicle to enormous robot, it is predicted to rake in big bucks.

The box office performance of Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction, though, offers some hope for The Last Knight.

Rounding out the top five will be the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" and Tom Cruise actioner "The Mummy" which is set to make an additional $9.25 million and $7.26 million respectively. So when you go back in time and go through that 6 billion years of mythology, there's certainly a current of thought within it that says she was a human character and perhaps was actually the first one who built the Transformers. They key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

More news: Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

The dialogue is lazy with some awkward attempts at comedy, and it seems in these later Transformers films there is a revolving door of nameless autobots/decepticons that all look very similar, so much so that I couldn't even tell who was who most of the time. Last weekend, the threequel debuted to $53.7 million, a franchise low.

At one point in The Last Knight, #AnthonyHopkins's character, Sir Edmund Burton, reveals to Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) that she's a descendant from Merlin's (yes, the actual wizard) Witwiccan bloodline, which would later be known as Witwicky. But unlike other sci-fi movies, fans are already aware that bad reviews aren't enough to stop the masses from experiencing the film on the big screen, possibly on IMAX. Globally, the Gal Gadot-starrer's gross stands at $652.9 million.

The thriller 47 Meters Down grabbed $6.9 million and has grossed $23.7 million in it second week at the box office. This weekend, it should earn an additional $25.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $318.4 million. However, the Tom Cruise movie continues to do well overseas, where it's earned a total of $273.6 million for a cumulative worldwide earning of $342 million.

"See them roll out for the last time". It follows a Pakistani comedian who falls in love with Emily, an American graduate student (Ruby Sparks' Zoe Kazan), but is anxious about how his more traditional Muslim parents will react. In four theaters, it earned a per-screen average of $60,136.

Indie titles "The Big Sick" and "The Beguiled" also had some impressive opening weekends.