China’s probably going to save the Transformers franchise…again

Wow, china that big

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Tranformers: The Last Knight is, well, a mess. Poor writing, poor pacing, poor Marky Mark, and is basically par for the course for the Transformers series. Yet, these things still make a ton of money. You might be wondering why folks are still drawn to these films despite being put through the ringer four times before, but there’s hope yet…at least domestically.

It turns out Transformers: The Last Knight “only” tracked $69.1 million (nice) over its five day spread. It still took the top spot at the box office, and it’s not like that much money is anything to scoff at, yet it still had the lowest debut in the series. Then there’s China. 

According to Variety, China — who loved Transformers: Age of Extinction so much it became their highest grossing film ever — doubled the domestic gross with an impressive $123 million opening weekend…bringing the overall total to $265.3 million after a single week. So even if the fever is dying out in the West, China could basically guarantee we’ll see plenty more Transformers films and even that stupid Bumblebee origin story.

Find out how other North American releases did at the box office last weekend below. 

[via Rentrak]

1. Transformers: The Last Knight – $69,095,485

2. Wonder Woman – $25,175,000

3. Cars 3 – $25,175,000

4. 47 Meters Down – $7,435,000

5. All Eyez on Me – $5,850,000

6. The Mummy – $5,836,950

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $5,239,000

8. Rough Night – $4,700,000

9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $4,280,000

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $3,000,000

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