“Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the global box office this weekend, debuting to an estimated $100 million in the U.S. and $301.3 million worldwide, while announcing itself as a box office blockbuster in a summer defined by welterweights.
Both the domestic and international figures represent high-water marks for the year and set the film up for what promises to be a competitive Fourth of July holiday.
Backed by Paramount Pictures, the film cost $210 million after rebates, while trading in the troubled star of the original films Shia Labeouf for the more press-friendly Mark Wahlberg, a move that seemed to extend the life of the $2.6 billion-grossing series.
“All of the new elements worked out great,” said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures. “Mark Wahlberg has taken on the leadership of the franchise and Michael [Bay] has re-energized this franchise.”
- Brent Lang
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