For example, with "Transformers: Age of Extinction" - you know, the one that has Optimus Prime battling it out with a dinosaur - the film's foreign box office total was triple what Michael Bay and company made here in the U.S. China's box office specifically accounted for $320 million.
The five-day cume for Knight was only somewhat more than the opening day of 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which banked $62M on a Wednesday in late June of that year ahead of a mammoth $200.1M five-day debut.
Wonder Woman holds on to second place at the US box office during its fourth weekend in cinemas, raking in a total of over $318 million (GBP248.5 million). Last Knight was also dealing with a strong holdover in Wonder Woman, which was the recipient of strong word-of-mouth since it opened at the beginning of the month.
The big news centers on the Gal Gadot-led flick, though: having now taken in more than $300 million domestically, it is now the top-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman!
We're halfway through 2017 and of the 312 movies released theatrically in the United States (according to Box Office Mojo) so far this year, less than ten percent are certified blockbusters. It's likely to make it as high as $160 million at this point and, as its worldwide release continues to roll out, should be a minor money-maker for the studio.
Megan Colligan, Paramount's president of marketing and distribution, says The Last Knight was always meant to be a global play: "You aren't making the movie with just the U.S.in mind". In 10 days 47 Meters Down is up to $23.9 million in the US (The Shallows was at $35 million after 10 days) and will probably stop north of $40 million. Now, attention is turned toward a trio of releases next weekend, as the box office hopes for a shot in the arm from "Despicable Me 3", "Baby Driver", and "The House".
In third is Wonder Woman with $25.1 million. Finally, newcomers to the box office (both indie films), The Beguiled and The Big Sick brought in $262,000 and $401,000, respectively. Lionsgate's "All Eyez On Me" finished fifth with an estimated 5.85 million USA dollars in the second weekend. The Last Knight ended up amassing a Friday to Sunday gross of just $45.3 million, a slight improvement over its mid-week performance but still a bad showing for the film.
Sony's Rough Night is having a rough time, taking $896,000 in its second weekend on 241, off 42 per cent. This formed the bulk of the movie's estimated $196 million in gross ticket sales overseas. In four theaters, it earned a per-screen average of $60,136. Only $68.7 million domestically in 17 days for the Dark Universe starter is very disappointing and although the film is playing pretty well internationally (obviously thanks to Tom Cruise), word on the street is Universal will lose a good deal of money on this.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", $3 million.
"Alien: Covenant", $2.3 million.