Paramount kicked off the weekend two days early on Wednesday releasing the fifth Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight. But for a $215 million production, the film’s three-day weekend gross was nothing to get excited about, earning just $44.6 million and $68.4 million for the first five days. This is significantly down from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the only other film in the franchise to open on a Wednesday. That third film had a five day total of $162.6 million. Things were a little better overseas where the new film had the largest opening for the franchise in China with $123.4 million. Unfortunately, it under-performed in other territories. Since opening, the film has grossed $267.6 million globally.
Wonder Woman is still performing significantly better than anything that’s opened in the past four weeks, dropping just 40% this week and still hanging on to the Number 2 spot with nearly $25 million. Domestically the film has earned $318.1 million, outpacing all three of the previous DC Extended Universe films. With the $335.8 million international total, Wonder Woman now has a global take of nearly $654 million.
Last week’s Number 1, Cars 3, took a 55% tumble down to Number 3 with $24 million, giving it a $98.7 million two week domestic total. Internationally, the film has earned $42.1 million for a global $140.8 million gross. Last week’s Number 3 film, All Eyez On Me, saw a dramatic 78% drop in its second week, perhaps from the bad press and bad reaction from those who knew Tupac, landing at Number 6 with $5.8 million.
In its third week, The Mummy lost 1,054 screens and dropped 58%, down one spot to Number 5 with $6 million for a domestic total of $68.7 million. The franchise starter has gotten a major boost from foreign markets with a cumulative $275.1 million, giving it a worldwide gross of nearly $344 million. Faring even better is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which dropped 40% in its fifth week, dropping anchor at Number 7 with $5.3 million. The $230 million production has earned $160.1 million domestically and $519.1 million overseas for a global $679.2 million gross.
In limited release, The Big Sick opened on five screens at Number 18 with $421,577 while The Beguiled opened on four screens at Number 22 with $229,292.
This week will see another Wednesday opening with Baby Driver hoping to get a nice head start on Friday offerings Despicable Me 3 and The House.
Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of June 23.
1. [N] –1– Transformers: The Last Knight – $44,680,073 [$68,475,562]
3.  –2– Cars 3 – $24,074,497 [$98,782,390]
4.  –2– 47 Meters Down – $7,088,262 [$23,914,194]
6.  –2– All Eyez on Me – $5,806,975 [$38,599,294]
9.  –4– Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $4,284,115 [$65,747,291]
[#] Last week’s position. [N] New in theaters. – # – Weeks in theaters. ★ HOTCHKA review | Source: Box Office Mojo