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Transformers 5: the last straw

It looks like audiences - or Western ones, at least - may finally be tiring of the Transformers franchise, with the latest instalment Transformers: The Last Knight debuting to a series low at the USA box office, grossing a $69.1 million five-day opening, and just $45.3 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

It should be noted all the other Transformers movies are rotten as well; however, Transformers: The Last Knight is on its way to being the lowest opening for any of Bay's Transformers movies.

However the movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins and giant mechanical robots, went down well overseas. Pictures'Wonder Woman and Disney•Pixar's Cars 3 reported estimates of $25.2 million for the weekend (view full box office estimates here). Almost a month after opening, "Wonder Woman" continues to be a major draw.

Tom Cruise's The Mummy continues to disappoint at the domestic box office as well with just $64.4 million amassed in two weeks of release. Globally, the Gal Gadot-starrer's gross stands at $652.9 million. The film has earned about $153.8 million so far in the US, but internationally, ticket sales have soared to $500.6 million, and it still hasn't been released in Japan. It fell 53 percent domestically, a relatively steep decline for an animated event film.

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That's the lowest opening ever for the franchise.

Chiller-thriller: 47 Meters Down, co-starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, netted $7.4 million in its second week for a total take of $24.3 million. 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. "The global number does matter, and this movie is built for global audiences", Megan Colligan, Paramount's distribution president, stated. "It's a really sweet rom-com, and Michael was able to balance the romance and the comedy perfectly". Rather than thinking or feeling anything, Transformers fans will be too focused on the ADHD spectacle- filmed with IMAX 3D cameras - while anyone else who stumbles onto this movie will gladly welcome the world's end if it also means this interminable movie's end.

Think of me as a charter member. It has the largest per-screen average of any film opening on more than one screen this year. This weekend, it should earn an additional $25.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $318.4 million. As the plot lumbers on about Yeager being the "last knight," on a quest to recover an ancient staff of power, Wahlberg's muscles and eyes appear to be in a competition to see which can bulge more. Proving Amazon's $12 million purchase at this year's Sundance Film Festival was worth every penny, the movie - which Judd Apatow produced and "Silicon Valley's" Kumali Nanjiani starred in - had a $435,000 opening with a $87,000 per-screen average on the five screens it was released on (Lionsgate handled the film's theatrical release).

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