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Box Office Report: ‘Transformers 5’ Makes $265.3M Global Debut

Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ tops the box office both at home and abroad; director Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing woman-directed live-action film of all time.

Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight topped the box office this past weekend -- both at home and abroad -- but the fifth installment in the Paramount franchise is the first Transformers movie to miss reaching (or exceeding) the $100 million mark for its domestic debut.

Produced for roughly $217 million, Transformers 5 brought in $69.1 million from 4,069 theaters in its five-day debut at the North American box office, including $45.3 million from the weekend itself. Overseas, Transformers 5 made $196.2 million from its first 40 markets -- including a whopping $123.4 million in China -- for an early global tally of $265.3 million.

Transformers: The Last Knight continues the trend set by 2014’s Age of Extinction, which earned $245.4 million at the domestic box office and $858.6 million overseas to became the first Transformers film to cross $1 billion worldwide.

Among holdovers, director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman continued to set records, becoming the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman. Coming in second place for its fourth week in theaters, the super hero tentpole feature lassoed $25.2 million from 3,933 locations to cross the $300 million mark domestically. Worldwide, the Gal Gadot-starring Wonder Woman has grossed a total of $652.9 million for studio Warner Bros.

Pixar animated threequel Cars 3 is revving up to cross the $100 million mark domestically, coming in third place for its sophomore outing. Directed by Brian Fee, Cars 3 made $25.2 million from 4,256 theaters for a new North American total of $99.9 million. The movie is rolling out slowly in overseas markets, but has already made a total of $141.3 million worldwide.

Universal’s The Mummy landed in sixth place over its third weekend in theaters, taking in $5.8 million from 2,980 locations for a new domestic total of $68.5 million. Starring Tom Cruz, The Mummy continues to do solid business overseas, where it has made a total of $273.6 million for a worldwide gross of $342.1 million.

DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, directed by David Soren, came in ninth place for its fourth week in theaters, taking in $4.3 million from 2,328 locations for a new North American total of $65.7 million. Overseas, the animated feature has made a total of $6.2 million from just a handful of markets for an early total of $71.9 million worldwide.

Rounding up the top 10, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made an even $3 million from 1,468 locations over its eighth week in theaters for a new domestic total of $380.2 million. The James Gunn directed sequel has now made a total of $471 million internationally for a new global tally of $851.2 million.

Box office numbers were obtained at BoxOfficePro.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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