You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Assembles $37.5 Million in Three Days’ Time

Variety logo Variety 6/24/2017 JD Knapp
© Provided by Variety

Transformers: The Last Knight” had a slightly unconventional Wednesday night opening this week, but its Friday numbers aren’t anything for the Autobots to actually write Cybertron about.

Despite its franchise-low opening, the fifth film in the “Transformers” saga is expected to easily win the first official weekend of summer 2017, while “Wonder Woman” and “Cars 3” will be in a tight race for second place.

“Transformers 5” had already pulled in $23.7 million from Wednesday and Thursday showings going into the weekend, but Michael Bay can now add another $13.8 million from 4,069 theaters to his total. This brings the Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Stanley Tucci vehicle from Paramount to just over $40 million so far, with an expected $64 million domestic cume by Sunday’s end for the 5-day.

“Wonder Woman” continues to prove impenetrable as Patty Jenkins’ DC Comics adaptation lassoed another $7.35 million on Friday from 3,933 theaters, with just under $27 million expected for the weekend. That means in just four weeks, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine’s Warner Bros. superhero property has already amassed over $300.5 million domestically.

However, Disney-Pixar could provide a slight upset in the form of “Cars 3.” The third film in the Owen Wilson-led trilogy is also on track for a $27 million weekend in its second frame after pulling in $7.7 million from 4,256 locations on Friday.

Trailing behind are “47 Meters Down” and “All Eyez on Me” as they fight for the No. 4 spot this week. Coincidentally, both films were available on 2,471 screens last night, each taking in an additional $2 million. The Mandy Moore horror from Entertainment Studios is expected to finish just slightly above Demetrius Shipp Jr.’s Tupac biopic for Lionsgate. “47” is aiming for $7 million by weekend’s end, while “Eyez” will have to settle for fifth place at $6 million.

Elsewhere, “The Big Sick” from director Michael Showalter and husband-wife writing team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon had a very respectable New York and Los Angeles debut. Despite only showing in five theaters Friday night, the Lionsgate and Amazon Studios rom-com took in just shy of $150,000. While the Sundance Film Festival comedy could potentially hit $500,000 by the end of the weekend, estimates place it closer to the $425,000 mark.

Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” went a step further, only opening in four theaters on Friday. The Cannes favorite starring Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Nicole Kidman from Focus Features scared up $90,000 in NYC and L.A. “The Beguiled” is on course for a $250,000 opening weekend before its even wider release to 500 theaters this time next week.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” was the only new entry in the top 10 this week. “The Mummy,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Rough Night,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” round out the top 10.

Subscribe to Variety Newsletters and Email Alerts!

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Variety

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon