Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight easily took the top spot this weekend, but the victory isn't necessarily as sweet as the studio might prefer.
Transformers has a previously been a juggernaut at the box office, both domestically and internationally. With the Last Knight though, it seems the chinks in the armor are starting to show, as the film brought in $13.8 million on Friday to bring its 3 day total to over $40 million (via Deadline).
That brings the weekend estimate to around $65 million, the lowest opening weekend for any of the previous Transformers films. Even the heavily criticized last entry, Transformers: Age of Extinction, pulled in $100 million in 2014. It might be time for a change in direction, but that doesn't seem likely if the planned spinoffs are any indication.
Warner Bros. continues to reap the rewards from Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, which brought in another $7.3 million on Friday. The movie has also sailed past the $300 million mark domestically and has some other marks in its sights. At this rate, it will surpass the domestic totals for both Suicide Squad ($325.1 million) and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million).
Wonder Woman still has a fight on its hands to take the number two spot this weekend thanks to Disney's Cars 3. The third entry in the series brought in $7.65 on Friday but is expected to come in slightly lower than Wonder Woman for the weekend.
Rounding out the top 5 this week are two entries from last week, 47 Meters Down and All Eyez On Me. 47 Meters brought in $2.2 on Friday, bringing its 3 day total to $6.9 million. That will keep it above All Eyez On Me, which only hit $1.89 million on Friday and is expected to hit around $5.88 million for the weekend.
The Mummy ($1.7 Friday, $68.5 total), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($1.6 Friday, $160.1 total), Captain Underpants ($1.46 Friday, $66.3 total), Rough Night ($1.58 Friday, $16.7 total), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($876K Friday, $380.2 total) round out the top ten.
Hit the next slide for more details on the top 5.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Friday: $13.8 Million
Weekend: $65 Million
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will reprise their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprise their roles for the first three Transformers movies. The film also stars Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, and Mitch Pileggi.
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.prevnext
Last Week: No. 2Friday: $7.35 million
Weekend: $26.1 million
Total: $319.4 million
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).prevnext
Last Week: No. 1Friday: $7.7 million
Weekend: $25.6 million
Total: $100.3 million
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.prevnext
47 Meters Down
Last Week: No. 5Friday: $2.2 million
Weekend: $6.9 million
Total: $23.7 million
Young sisters Kate and Lisa and travel to Mexico for a vacation filled with sun, fun and adventure. Lisa needs some extra persuasion when Kate suggests that they go diving in shark-infested waters. Safe in their protective cage, the thrill-seeking siblings come face to face with a group of majestic great whites. Their worst fears soon become a reality when the cage breaks away from their boat, sending them plummeting to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen.
47 Meters Down is directed by Johannes Roberts, written by Roberts and Ernest Riera and stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura and Matthew Modineprevnext
All Eyez On Me
Last Week: No. 3Friday: $1.89 million
Weekend: $5.88 million
Total: $38.7 million
The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist TupacShakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world's most recognized and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur's raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.
All Eyez On Me is directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian. Titled after Tupac Shakur's 1996 album, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur and Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, and Danai Gurira.prevnext