Transformers: The Last Knight is the latest installment of the franchise to top the box office on its opening weekend - even if that success was a small one, in comparison to the franchise's previous installments.
Transformers 5 has earned about $65 million in its first weekend of release - which is, again, a new low for the franchise. What is surprising, however, is just how well The Last Knight in terms of 3D ticket sales.
An official press release from 3D company RealD Inc. reveals that Transformers: The Last Knight earned about 67% of its worldwide gross in ticket sales from 3D showings of the film. That translates to about $178 million of the $265 million total the film took in.
In terms of individual markets, the breakdown for percentage of Transformers 5 3D tickets sold in each market went like this:
- China - 99%
- Russia - 58%
- Germany - 86%
- Hong Kong - 41%
- The Netherlands - 100%
3D movies can get a bad wrap, as some moviegoers feel incensed at having to pay extra for the format. Clearly, international audiences like the novelty a little bit more than US domestic audiences - which is good news for Transformers: The Last Knight, as it seems to need every advantage possible fatten its profits. As we previously reported, this fifth and final installment with director Michael Bay has been the worst reviewed chapter of the franchise, yet.
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Transformers: The Last Knight is now in theaters.
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction, with Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro reprising roles from the first three Transformers movies.
Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs. Other transformers appearing the film include Bumblebee, Drift, Hot Rod, Cogman, Canopy, Sqweeks, Grimlock, Megatron, Barricade, Onslaught, Hooligan, and Mohawk.