The revamped, rebranded final outing for Michael Bay fifth franchise installment Transformers: The Last Knight (4,069 screens) has opened atop the box office but well behind all of its predecessors. The film actually debuted on Wednesday (with previews on the Tuesday), amassing $23.75m in the lead up to the 3 day weekend. With a Fri-Sun take of $40.1m on a $9,855 screen average, this entry marked the lowest performance in the entire series coming in 59% behind Age of Extinction‘s $100m opening weekend in 2014. The $217m production, which now has a domestic cume of $64m, will be the first in the series to finish its domestic run under $200m with a most likely finish line in the $150-$160m top end. What makes matters worse, with the growing awareness of the impact review aggrogator sites have on commercial prospects, is that this one is the most poorly reviewed out of all them landing at 15% rotten. The planned sequel and Bumblebee solo movie will be on notice as this brainstrust falls into the DC conundrum….
Wonder Woman (3,933 screens), ain’t she just?, smashed another $26.1m in its 4th weekend to bring the domestic haul to $319.4m as the global gross hits $640m. The film cost $149m to produce, is now the highest grossing film directed by a woman ever made and this will be the week where Wonder Woman will become the highest grossing DC film ever made in the U.S. as it will surpass Suicide Squad’s $325m and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $330m respectively! This Wonder Woman will nudge $400m!
Cars 3 (4,256 screens) falls 52% in its 2nd weekend for $25.6m to bring the gross to $100.3m. The boysy aspect of this audience were split with Transformers: The Last Knight and the final line will come in somewhere around the $160m mark. The big impact on this will be when Despicable Me 3 hits on Friday as that should bollocks most everything, especially this, when its sessions start to roll.
47 Meters Down (2,471 screens) holds up! Now, this I did not expect, a slip of only 38% week on week is very impressive for a genre picture (albeit the film had a very modest opening) to take $6.9m. The reason? I would hazard a guess that, outside Wonder Woman, there’s nothing for teen girls or that skews female (outside of the bomb Rough Night). With $23.7m in the tank, this is going to come in around the $35m mark.
All Eyez On Me (2,471 screens) certainly had those eyes turn away from it this weekend as the business recessed by a whopping 78%. With $5.9m for the weekend and $38.7m life thus far, this puppy will be all over for $46m.
The Mummy (2,980 screens) crosses $68.5m domestically with a $75m finish is sight.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2,453 screens) crosses $160.1m domestically as it lines up to finish on $165m and take the title as the lowest grossing entry in the series for the 2nd most expensive production ($230m). Globally, though, the film has crossed $660m. Did you know that Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End cost $300m to produce before publicity and advertising!! JEEPERS!
The Big Sick (5 screens) opens massively on limited screens with $401k on an $80,000 screen average. Massive. The Judd Apatow produced indy psuedo-bio-comedy about a cross-cultural relationship has won critics over, too, with a 97% fresh score. This will platform and go wider in the coming weeks.
The Beguiled (4 screens) opened in stellar fashion on limited release with $262k on a $65,600 screen average. Sofia Coppola’s delicious period thriller has also been warmly received, earning a 74% fresh score.
In Cinemas Friday 30 June, 2017 – Baby Driver (28 June), Despicable Me 3, The House
Figures from Deadline
1). Transformers: The Last Knight (PAR), 4,069 theaters / $15.65M Wed. (includes Tuesday preview of $5.5M) / $8.1M Thurs. / $13.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $40.1M / Total cume: $63.9M / Wk 1
2). Wonder Woman (WB), 3,933 theaters (-85) / $7.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $26.1M / Total: $319.4M / Wk 4
3). Cars 3 (DIS), 4.256 theaters (o) / $7.65m Fri. / 3-day cume: $25.6M (-52%) / Total: $100.3M+ / Wk 2
4.). 47 Meters Down (ENT), 2,471 theaters (+201) / $2.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $6.9M (-38%) / Total: $23.7M / Wk 2
5.). All Eyez On Me (LGF), 2,471 theaters (0) / $1.89M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.88M (-78%) / Total: $38.7M / Wk 2
6.). The Mummy (Uni), 2,980 theaters (-827) / $1.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.8M / Total: $68.5M / Wk 3
7.). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (DIS), 2,453 theaters (-68) / $1.6M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.4M / Total: $160.1M / Wk 5
8./9). Captain Underpants (DWA/20TH), 2,328 theaters (-44) / $1.46M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.8M / Total: $66.3M / Wk 4
Rough Night (SONY), 3,162 theaters (0) / $1.58M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.8M (-40%) / Total: $16.7M / Wk 2
10). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 1,468 theaters (-72) / $876KFri. / 3-day cume: $3M / Total: $380.2M / Wk 8
11./12) DJ Duvvada Jagannadh (BSKY), 190 theaters / $608K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.8M /Wk 1
Beatriz At Dinner (RSA), 491 theaters (+414) / $558K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.8M (+140%) / Per screen average: $3,6K / Total: $3M / Wk 3
Book of Henry (FOC), 646 theaters (+67) / $311K Fri. / 3-day cume: $972K (-32%) / Per screen: $1,5K/ Total: $3.1M / Wk 2
The Big Sick (AMAZ/LGF), 5 theaters / $134K Fri. / 3-day cume: $401K / Per screen: $80K / Wk 1
The Beguiled (FOC), 4 theaters / $89K Fri. / 3-day cume: $262K / Per screen: $65,6K / Wk 1