'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

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While The Last Knight has been advertised as "the final chapter" and Bay's last go-around, the franchise will continue - Paramount has at least two more movies slated, including a spin-off that could star Hailee Steinfeld.

Although it hasn't been a smash hit overseas for Disney, bringing in an estimated $41.4 million during its run (compared to just under $100 million in this country), debuts in fresh foreign markets might help some.

Optimus Prime ruled the box office as expected this weekend, though not in the way that Paramount might have hoped. Now that's what I intend to find out next weekend and then sit down to write 5 Ups and 5 Downs of the movie thereafter. Taking an estimated $15.6 million on its first day in the US, The Last Knight is on course for an opening weekend somewhere in the $60-65 million bracket. In four weeks, it has surpassed 300 million U.S. dollars (£234.4 million) in America. Factoring in domestic, the global total on The Last Knight is $265.3M. That's a grand total of $258 million for the weekend, and a reminder that the dunder-headed dialogue and nonsensical narratives of these Transformers flicks matter naught; that stuff doesn't translate anyway.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is the #9 film with $4.2 million.

Mark Wahlberg arrives for the premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight" on June 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Disney-Pixar animated movie, "Cars 3" pulled in $25.1 million at the USA box office this weekend and tied for second place with "Wonder Woman" which was still going strong. Deadline also reports that the film earned over $68 million across its five day opening. Last Knight earned a B+ on CinemaScore, the only film in the series apart from 2009's Revenge of the Fallen to not earn an A or A-, which usually signifies not only whether a film is popular with moviegoers, but also if it has staying power in the box office top 10. It's likely to make it as high as $160 million at this point and, as its global release continues to roll out, should be a minor money-maker for the studio.

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Of the new independent releases, A Quiet Passion and Hindi drama Tubelight registered well while Una was OK and McLaren tanked. It cost $230 million to make. The ensemble film is now sitting at $16.6 million domestically and $24.2 million worldwide.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was down 41% in its eighth weekend with $3 million, bringing its totals to $380.2 million domestically and $851.2 million worldwide.

The next highest-grossing movie made around half that, so you might be scratching your head when you read articles declaring that the latest entry in the Michael Bay-lead movie series is a financial disappointment. Meanwhile, the action thriller Baby Driver, a Sony release directed by acclaimed British helmer Edgar Wright, could be an offbeat hit.

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