Biz-novosti

'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China


"Transformers: The Last Knight" is expected to knock "Cars 3" off the top of the US box office for the weekend ending Sunday.

The fifth in a highly successful series of Transformers live action films, it seems a long time ago that Michael Bay's series of films first came out. And it is the first Transformers movie not to open to $100 million or more. The projected worldwide come through Sunday is $196.2 million, powered by $123.4 million in China. "Transformers: The Last Knight" was directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, and Josh Duhamel. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

As most of you know from the trailers, the fifth installment expands the mythology of the Transformers universe by introducing a medieval-centric backstory with Mark Wahlberg reprising his lead role from Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The Transformers franchise has never been a favorite of critics, with The Last Knight now sporting a lowly 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Transformers: The Last Knight is now playing in theaters.

Ahead of the weekend, the film has an audience rating of about 62 percent. The superhero tentpole earned an impressive $25.2 million to cross $300 million domestically. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman".

Sunday estimates show Wonder Woman tying with Disney and Pixar's Cars 3 for second place. It's now surpassed Man of Steel's final domestic box office numbers and is still going strong.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Blamed for London's Deadly Grenfell Tower Fire
One tribute, from a firefighter from a station in the Kensington and Chelsea borough read: "20th floor, we tried. we're sorry". Early tests of materials used on the building's exterior returned alarming results, she said.

"Cars 3" has earned 99.9 million after just 10 days in theaters in North America. The film has earned about $153.8 million so far in the USA, but internationally, ticket sales have soared to $500.6 million, and it still hasn't been released in Japan.

Rounding out the top five were 47 Meters Down (with $5.9 million), and All Eyez on Me and The Mummy, the latter of two tied at $5.9 million each. From a script by Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife, Emily Gordon, the film draws from their real-life courtship and revolves around a young Pakistani comedian (Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend (Zoe Kazan) who must contend with their cultural differences (and two very different sets of parents) when she becomes gravely ill. Amazon plunked down $12 million for the Judd Apatow-produced Sundance Film Festival hit.

But "The Big Sick" was the big victor. So when you go back in time and go through that 6 billion years of mythology, there's certainly a current of thought within it that says she was a human character and perhaps was actually the first one who built the Transformers. "It's a really sweet rom-com, and Michael was able to balance the romance and the comedy perfectly".

Think of me as a charter member. It had a pre-screen average of $60,000 at the four screens it played. The Focus Features release, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell, is a remake of Don Siegel's 1972 Civil War-era gothic thriller about a wounded Union soldier taken in by a Southern all-girls school.

Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" wasn't far behind.

The film begins with a flashback to the medieval times of King Arthur, when Arthur and his Knights are battling the mighty Saxon army.

Related Articles

  • SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

    SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

    South Korea gained a berth in the women's ice hockey event alongside seven other teams, but North Korea did not make it. The games are scheduled to be held in February, 2018 in PyeongChang.
    George and Amal Clooney: their twins Ella and Alexander are born

    George and Amal Clooney: their twins Ella and Alexander are born

    After the twins" birth on Tuesday, Amal's mother Bariam who was present for it, said: "It was a handsome delivery. We are sending a warm congratulations and good luck to the Clooney family. "It was a attractive delivery".

    GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals

    James said all the right things publicly when asked about it, but if he really had pushed for Griffin a deal gets done. Smith over the last few seasons. "If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! ".
  • "Cars 3" unseats "Wonder Woman" at top of box office

    Cars 3 ranks as the lowest opening in the franchise and well below the $60 million that Disney had forecast earlier last week. Wonder Woman's worldwide rollout continues with Belgium on June 21, Egypt and Spain on June 23, and Japan on August 25.
    Taylor Swift Returns to Spotify as Katy Perry Releases 'Witness'

    Taylor Swift Returns to Spotify as Katy Perry Releases 'Witness'

    It's an interesting turn of events for Swift, who has repeatedly blasted Spotify for not fairly compensating its artists. It all started when Swift told Rolling Stone about a pop star, who Swift was never sure was a friend or a foe.
    Watch John Oliver Crush Trump on Coal

    Watch John Oliver Crush Trump on Coal

    Oliver told viewers that Murray Energy once tried to block a rule that would limit miners' exposure to coal dust. Murray's lawyers sent Oliver a cease and desist letter prior to the show airing.
  • Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

    Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

    Two officers, rather than one, responded to take Lyles' burglary report because of her prior history with police. Charles Lyles said his daughter liked to take her children to carnivals and do fun things with them.
    Study links rise in auto  crashes with marijuana states

    Study links rise in auto crashes with marijuana states

    In Washington state and Colorado, NBC News found that searches were cut by more than 50 percent within months of legalization. The study compared the rate of fatal auto crashes in Colorado and Washington before and following legalization in 2012.
    Co-operative farm loans up to Rs. 50000 waived off

    Co-operative farm loans up to Rs. 50000 waived off

    Stringent conditions laid down by the government will make several farmers ineligible for farm loan waiver says Congress. Congress attacked the government and said that it is not serious about resolving the hardships of farmers.
  • Mercury rises as Met office issues second highest heatwave alert

    Mercury rises as Met office issues second highest heatwave alert

    MeteoGroup forecaster Callum Stewart said: "The highest temperature recorded last night was 24C at London City Airport". Power supplies could also be disrupted by frequent lightning associated with the heaviest rain.
    Korea's first nuclear power reactor turned off for good

    Korea's first nuclear power reactor turned off for good

    Department of Energy, on decommissioning nuclear reactors following the shutdown of a commercial nuclear reactor in the city. The decommissioning will take at least 15 years and cost 643.7 billion won ($569 million), the energy ministry said.
    Celtics hoping to trade for Jimmy Butler, sign Gordon Hayward

    Celtics hoping to trade for Jimmy Butler, sign Gordon Hayward

    Johnson adds that the Suns could be the third team in a Chicago-Cleveland trade for Butler. Smith said that is not quite a done deal, but it is said to be the Celtics' goal.

Comments