Studio Weekend Actuals: ‘Transformers’ Tops Domestic, Global Box Office; ‘Wonder Woman’ Edges ‘Cars 3’ for Second in Photo Finish

Monday Update: Transformers: The Last Knight led the global box office this weekend, thanks in large part to a $199.2 million overseas haul. Domestically, the film finished its first week below the $70 million mark–a difficult start considering the looming presence of Despicable Me 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming in the coming weeks. Wonder Woman was able to pull ahead of Cars 3 in a Monday morning photo finish, grossing $831k more than the Disney Pixar sequel in its fourth frame.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) FRI, JUN. 23 – SUN, JUN. 25

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Transformers: The Last Knight $44,680,073 4,069 $10,981 $68,475,562 1 Paramount
2 Wonder Woman $24,906,310 -40% 3,933 -85 $6,333 $318,111,468 4 Warner Bros.
3 Cars 3 $24,074,497 -55% 4,256 0 $5,657 $98,782,390 2 Disney
4 47 Meters Down $7,088,262 -37% 2,471 201 $2,869 $23,914,194 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
5 The Mummy $6,060,495 -58% 2,980 -1054 $2,034 $68,744,165 3 Universal
6 All Eyez On Me $5,806,975 -78% 2,471 0 $2,350 $38,599,294 2 Lionsgate / Summit
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $5,396,243 -40% 2,453 -306 $2,200 $160,161,569 5 Disney
8 Rough Night $4,703,261 -41% 3,162 0 $1,487 $16,638,208 2 Sony
9 Captain Underpants $4,284,115 -40% 2,328 -640 $1,840 $65,747,291 4 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $3,023,042 -40% 1,468 -345 $2,059 $380,236,369 8 Disney

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beatriz at Dinner $1,759,977 151% 491 414 $3,584 $2,953,757 3 Roadside Attractions
2 The Book Of Henry $948,369 -33% 646 67 $1,468 $3,105,724 2 Focus Features
3 Tubelight $930,058 338 $2,752 $930,058 1 Yash Raj Films
4 It Comes At Night $800,324 -69% 819 -1631 $977 $13,043,492 3 A24
5 Baywatch $748,404 -54% 480 -827 $1,559 $56,656,293 5 Paramount
6 Alien: Covenant $341,308 -40% 294 -106 $1,161 $73,334,769 6 Fox
7 The Boss Baby $330,791 2% 241 -19 $1,373 $173,080,163 13 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8 My Cousin Rachel $197,925 -63% 163 -368 $1,214 $2,428,600 3 Fox Searchlight
9 Everything, Everything $153,466 -57% 177 -226 $867 $33,580,802 6 Warner Bros.
10 Beauty and the Beast $148,633 -46% 191 -51 $778 $503,685,062 15 Disney
11 The Fate of the Furious $144,975 -31% 159 -30 $912 $225,197,855 11 Universal
12 Snatched $111,209 -12% 173 -38 $643 $45,588,142 7 Fox
13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $105,737 -68% 160 -95 $661 $20,324,651 6 20th Century Fox
14 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword $89,404 -13% 133 -25 $672 $38,678,121 7 Warner Bros.
15 Smurfs: The Lost Village $72,329 -24% 121 -42 $598 $44,708,273 12 Sony / Columbia
16 Going in Style $66,406 -27% 123 -43 $540 $44,868,935 12 Warner Bros. / New Line

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Big Sick $421,577 5 $84,315 $421,577 1 Lionsgate
2 The Hero $297,927 118% 81 54 $3,678 $555,891 3 The Orchard
3 The Beguiled $229,292 4 $57,323 $229,292 1 Focus Features
4 The Exception $128,097 193% 48 34 $2,669 $240,431 4 A24
5 The Women’s Balcony $93,250 13% 34 7 $2,743 $631,521 17 Menemsha Films
6 The Bad Batch $89,111 30 $2,970 $89,111 1 Neon
7 Gifted $55,263 -22% 76 -24 $727 $24,523,969 12 Fox Searchlight
8 Band Aid $40,488 8% 35 9 $1,157 $181,192 4 IFC Films
9 Letters from Baghdad $32,286 2% 18 1 $1,794 $135,303 4 Vitagraph Films
10 Born in China $30,980 78% 65 38 $477 $13,830,237 10 Disneynature
11 The Wedding Plan $27,988 -45% 34 -20 $823 $1,348,584 7 Roadside Attractions
12 A Quiet Passion $21,564 -16% 34 -3 $634 $1,836,942 11 Music Box Films
13 3 Idiotas $20,276 -53% 42 -4 $483 $1,239,307 4 Lionsgate / Pantelion
14 Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary $19,533 409% 7 0 $2,790 $323,390 11 Abramorama
15 I, Daniel Blake $19,359 -39% 36 -7 $538 $228,653 4 IFC Films
16 The Journey $14,306 -57% 17 15 $842 $50,531 2 IFC Films
17 Wakefield $14,289 -6% 17 -2 $841 $242,935 6 IFC Films
18 Moka $14,189 85% 7 6 $2,027 $28,231 2 Film Movement
19 Warriors of the Dawn $13,522 -68% 12 -20 $1,127 $75,252 2 Fox International Pictures
20 Manifesto $13,495 111% 10 5 $1,350 $110,040 7 FilmRise
21 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail $12,643 -11% 7 0 $1,806 $93,170 6 PBS Distribution
22 Dean $11,813 -81% 28 -55 $422 $248,849 4 CBS Films
23 Love, Kennedy $11,072 -20% 10 0 $1,107 $198,136 4 Purdie Distribution
24 Dawson City: Frozen Time $10,470 -34% 6 2 $1,745 $45,957 3 Kino Lorber Films
25 Obit. $8,334 12% 10 -1 $833 $285,072 9 Kino Lorber
26 Stalker $7,847 19% 4 2 $1,962 $197,875 8 Janus
27 Hare Krishna! $7,812 -65% 2 1 $3,906 $36,864 2 Abramorama
28 The Lovers $6,975 -15% 15 -20 $465 $2,165,671 8 A24
29 The Case For Christ $6,579 -4% 12 -6 $548 $14,678,714 12 Pure Flix
30 Il Boom $6,466 -21% 1 0 $6,466 $21,058 2 Rialto Pictures
31 Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan $6,446 -60% 5 -3 $1,289 $122,758 5 Abramorama
32 The Ornithologist $6,132 2 $3,066 $6,132 1 Strand Releasing
33 A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff $5,204 3 $1,735 $5,204 1 Indican Pictures
34 In Pursuit of Silence $5,141 1 $5,141 $5,141 1 Cinema Guild
35 Lost in Paris $3,092 -31% 1 0 $3,092 $9,644 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
36 Harmonium $2,881 -17% 3 2 $960 $8,109 2 Film Movement
37 Food Evolution $2,851 1 $2,851 $2,851 1
38 After the Storm $2,599 1633% 2 1 $1,300 $263,661 15 Film Movement
39 Citizen Jane: Battle for the City $2,227 12% 5 2 $445 $305,048 10 IFC Films
40 Jasmine $2,204 -74% 3 0 $735 $12,608 2 Indican Pictures
41 Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe $2,074 -67% 2 0 $1,037 $76,646 7 First Run Features
42 Like Crazy $1,379 -15% 3 -1 $460 $101,675 8 Strand Releasing
43 God of War $1,290 -54% 1 0 $1,290 $52,659 4 Well Go USA
44 Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent $1,159 -80% 5 -9 $232 $227,122 10 The Orchard
45 Slack Bay $997 -63% 6 1 $166 $55,951 10 Kino Lorber Films
46 KEDi $995 -92% 10 -2 $100 $2,745,184 20 Oscilloscope Laboratories
47 7 Witches $841 2 $421 $31,100 10 Indican Pictures
48 Night School (2017) $622 -32% 1 -1 $622 $4,351 3 Oscilloscope Laboratories
49 Scum $518 -73% 1 0 $518 $3,541 2 Kino Lorber
50 A Woman’s Life $483 -24% 1 0 $483 $36,087 8 Kino Lorber Films
51 Panique (2017 Restoration) $371 1 $371 $41,569 23 Rialto Pictures
52 One Week and a Day $276 -84% 2 -1 $138 $41,528 9 Oscilloscope
53 Cezanne and I $266 -84% 2 0 $133 $257,109 13 Magnolia Pictures
54 Buster’s Mal Heart $258 1 $258 $71,465 9 Well Go USA
55 Glory $244 1 $244 $17,503 11 Film Movement
56 The Commune $237 212% 2 1 $119 $38,265 6 Magnolia Pictures
57 Afterimage $201 -75% 1 -1 $201 $30,093 6 Film Movement
58 The Woman Who Left $122 1 $122 $3,906 6 Kino Lorber Films
59 I Love You Both $94 -73% 2 0 $47 $4,605 3 Magnolia Pictures

Sunday Update: Transformers: The Last Knight battled its way to nearly $69.1 million this weekend (including $45.3 million over the Friday-Sunday period), making it the lowest-opening entry in the history of Michael Bay’s shape-shifting robot franchise. Meanwhile, both Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and indie rom-com The Big Sick made major impressions in limited release.

Transformers: The Last Knight’s less-than-stellar domestic performance this weekend is especially notable when you consider that its estimated five-day take was actually less than the three-day take of the first Transformers, which opened to $70.5 million.

The Last Knight also grossed less than half of what the last film in the series, 2014’s The Age of Extinction, did in its three-day opening frame. That film brought in over $100 million over the same period three years ago.

Of course, The Last Knight’s domestic opening is only part of the story. Internationally, the fifth film in the sci-fi franchise brought in $196.2 million this weekend, an amount that includes the series’ largest-ever opening in China (a whopping $123.4 million). That’s 35% above The Age of Extinction’s $92 million opening in the country three years ago, even though that film brought in slightly more overall in overseas markets. A more detailed look of the film’s international performance can be found here

About $178 million (67%) of The Last Knight’s $265 million global take this weekend came from 3D ticket sales, while about $24.3 million came from IMAX showings. Its current global total now stands at $265.3 million.

As for holdovers, last weekend’s champ Cars 3 finished neck-and-neck with Wonder Woman for the No. 2 spot, with each grossing an estimated $25.2 million. That result is far more impressive for the latter film, given that the DC powerhouse is already in its fourth weekend as opposed to Cars 3’s second.

The photo finish represents a drop of around 53% for the Disney-Pixar threequel. That’s a better hold than the 60% drop suffered by Cars 2 in its second weekend (that film was also up against the opening of a Transformers sequel, in that case Dark of the Moon), but a far cry from the stellar 43% second-weekend drop experienced by the first Cars in 2006. Cars 3 now stands just shy of $100 million in North America.

As Pixar sequels go, the bases for comparison here are Finding Dory, Monsters University and Toy Story 2 and 3. Those films experienced healthier second-weekend drops of 46%, 44.7%, 51.6% and 46.2%, respectively, though those films were all better-loved by critics. By comparison, Cars 3 garnered only a so-so 66% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a relatively poor showing for a Pixar movie (though it was a considerable improvement over Cars 2’s 39% score).

Wonder Woman, on the other hand, continues to post strong holds. After four weeks, the film’s domestic total stands at over $318 million, with a drop of only 39% this weekend. That result puts it within striking distance of Suicide Squad’s $325 million domestic total from last summer, a benchmark it will effortlessly surpass early this week (ditto Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $330 million total). The Patty Jenkins-directed superhero flick now stands at over $652 million worldwide.

As for last weekend’s other wide openers, the Mandy Moore shark thriller 47 Meters Down stayed afloat in impressive fashion, dropping only 33% to $7.4 million. That’s a stunning hold for this kind of movie, and even better than the 47% second-weekend drop experienced by last year’s fin-driven hit The Shallows starring Blake Lively.

Meanwhile, the surprise success of last weekend – Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me – crumbled in its second frame, dropping a massive 77.9% to $5.8 million. That puts it below 2009’s Biggie flick Notorious, which fell 71.8% in its sophomore round. Eyez’s 22% Rotten Tomatoes score certainly couldn’t have helped, even though it received an A- Cinemascore.

Speaking of poor reviews, the raunchy R-rated comedy Rough Night (48% on Rotten Tomatoes) had another rough weekend, grossing just $4.7 million in its second frame.

While Transformers: The Last Knight was the only wide opener this weekend, two specialty films made impressive debuts in limited release. The biggest winner was the critically-beloved indie rom-com The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, which grossed $435,000 in only five locations for a whopping $87,000 per-screen average. Sofia Coppola’s Civil War Gothic The Beguiled also made a splash, grossing $240,000 in just four locations for a per-screen average of around $60,000.

The top 10 films this weekend earned an estimated $131.9 million total over the three-day frame, a 26.1 percent drop from the amount earned by the top 10 last weekend. It’s also a huge 49.9 percent drop from the top 10 on this weekend last year, when Finding Dory rode a wave of pent-up demand to a gargantuan $135 million.

Overseas Update:

Illumination’s Despicable Me 3 expanded its international test run this week in six territories, grossing $7.2 million for the weekend and $18.9 million total in Australia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. It opens in North America next Friday.

Elsewhere, The Mummy’s impressive international run slowed down this weekend, dropping 68.9 percent to $16.5 million in 69 territories for a global total of $342.1 million, with nearly 80 percent of its ticket sales coming from overseas. Wonder Woman, meanwhile, lassoed another $20.5 million in 65 territories.

Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25, 2017

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Transformers: The Last Knight $45,300,000 4,069 $11,133 $69,095,489 1 Paramount
2 Cars 3 $25,175,000 -53% 4,256 0 $5,915 $99,882,893 2 Disney
3 Wonder Woman $25,175,000 -39% 3,933 -85 $6,401 $318,380,158 4 Warner Bros.
4 47 Meters Down $7,435,000 -34% 2,471 201 $3,009 $24,260,932 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
5 All Eyez On Me $5,850,000 -78% 2,471 0 $2,367 $38,642,319 2 Lionsgate / Summit
6 The Mummy $5,840,000 -60% 2,980 -1054 $1,960 $68,523,670 3 Universal
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $5,239,000 -42% 2,453 -306 $2,136 $160,004,326 5 Disney
8 Rough Night $4,700,000 -41% 3,162 0 $1,486 $16,634,947 2 Sony
9 Captain Underpants $4,280,000 -40% 2,328 -640 $1,838 $65,743,176 4 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $3,000,000 -41% 1,468 -345 $2,044 $380,213,327 8 Disney

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beatriz at Dinner $1,817,550 159% 491 414 $3,702 $3,011,330 3 Roadside Attractions
2 Megan Leavey $1,237,428 -51% 974 -858 $1,270 $10,761,602 3 Bleeker Street
3 The Book Of Henry $936,995 -34% 646 67 $1,450 $3,094,350 2 Focus Features
4 It Comes At Night $817,358 -69% 819 -1631 $998 $13,060,526 3 A24
5 Baywatch $700,000 -57% 480 -827 $1,458 $56,607,889 5 Paramount
6 Paris Can Wait $612,057 -14% 408 -39 $1,500 $4,192,404 7 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Alien: Covenant $335,000 -41% 294 -106 $1,139 $73,328,461 6 Fox
8 The Boss Baby $330,000 2% 241 -19 $1,369 $173,079,372 13 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9 My Cousin Rachel $200,000 -62% 163 -368 $1,227 $2,430,675 3 Fox Searchlight
10 Beauty and the Beast $153,000 -45% 191 -51 $801 $503,689,429 15 Disney
11 The Fate of the Furious $118,085 -44% 159 -30 $743 $225,170,965 11 Universal
12 Snatched $110,000 -13% 173 -38 $636 $45,586,933 7 Fox
13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $95,000 -71% 160 -95 $594 $20,313,914 6 20th Century Fox

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Big Sick $435,000 5 $87,000 $435,000 1 Lionsgate
2 The Hero $324,663 138% 81 54 $4,008 $582,627 3 The Orchard
3 The Beguiled $240,545 4 $60,136 $240,545 1 Focus Features
4 The Exception $138,134 216% 48 34 $2,878 $250,468 4 A24
5 The Bad Batch $91,074 30 $3,036 $91,074 1 Neon
6 Churchill $70,670 -17% 55 -5 $1,285 $1,108,026 4 Cohen Media Group
7 Gifted $50,000 -30% 76 -24 $658 $24,518,706 12 Fox Searchlight
8 The Wedding Plan $31,400 -38% 34 -20 $924 $1,351,996 7 Roadside Attractions
9 Born in China $27,000 56% 65 38 $415 $13,826,257 10 Disneynature
10 Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary $19,821 416% 7 0 $2,832 $323,678 11 Abramorama
11 3 Idiotas $16,400 -62% 42 -4 $390 $1,235,431 4 Lionsgate / Pantelion
12 Manifesto $12,500 95% 10 5 $1,250 $108,520 7 FilmRise
13 Journey Through French Cinema $11,861 3 $3,954 $11,861 1 Cohen Media Group
14 Love, Kennedy $10,921 -21% 10 0 $1,092 $197,985 4 Purdie Distribution
15 KEDi $10,500 -12% 10 -2 $1,050 $2,745,734 20 Oscilloscope Laboratories
16 Hare Krishna! $8,334 -63% 2 1 $4,167 $37,386 2 Abramorama
17 Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan $6,373 -60% 5 -3 $1,275 $122,685 5 Abramorama
18 Lost in Paris $4,000 -11% 1 0 $4,000 $10,552 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
19 Food Evolution $3,311 1 $3,311 $3,311 1
20 Maurice (2017 re-release) $3,226 3 $1,075 $41,311 6 Cohen Media Group
21 Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent $1,213 -79% 5 -9 $243 $227,176 10 The Orchard
Chris Eggertsen

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    Austin June 25, 2017

    That’s a rather decent drop for Rough Night, a drop I saw as being larger. However, Rough Night is still barely salvageable for Sony and may just be written off as a loss. While on the subject of good holds, 47 Meters Down just got an amazing hold for a movie with worse audience reviews than Rough Night (in terms of the Cinemascore at least) provided that it isn’t way off once Monday’s actuals come in. While Wonder Woman delivers another great hold, I’m wondering if Spider Man is going to impact it or GOTG2 more. My guess is that Wonder Woman will lose some of it’s performance, but GOTG2 will receive most of the impact because Spider Man is taking aim at its male audience.
    Also, I had an odd feeling that Cars 3 might do something similar to Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur: drop over 50%. Looks like it did, not that it’ll help its performance in the face of next week’s Despicable Me 3, possibly the most anticipated animated film of the year.
    On the opposite end, Transformers 5 won’t hold very well next week (despite nearly matching its $70 million projection), and All Eyez on Me suffered a HUGE drop this week. That’s bigger than 2015s Fifty Shades of Grey and last year’s Hardcore Henry as well as more comparable films. Credit to the person who suggested that before me, as he saw it coming first.

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    PK June 26, 2017

    Wonder Woman holds so much because of the pushing it gets from every source. In Rotten Tomatoes the audience reviews have many reviews of 1/2, 1, 2 or 2 1/2 stars yet the percentage hasn’t changed a bit from the beginning…What Transformers did is impressive: in 5 days gathered globally almost half of what Wonder Woman gathered in one month – and that says a lot if you considered how much the second movie was promoted and supported by everyone.

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      Austin June 26, 2017

      Transformers 5 is very front-loaded if the previous one wasn’t proof enough. We’ll see what happens, but in the end, I’m probably going to see Transformers 5’s worldwide totals almost equivalent to Wonder Woman’s (the former may pull in slightly more). Besides, Wonder Woman just broke another record by bringing in more than Mamma Mia worldwide (over $610 million).

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        TK June 27, 2017

        What a surprise! Wonder Woman breaking another record…Big deal! When you have everyone pushing and advertise you and making an average movie seem like a masterpiece of course the movie will make records. As for transformers5 every article I saw talks about how bad the movie is so we can’t compare the pushing this movie gets with Wonder Woman movie.

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          Austin June 27, 2017

          Frankly, you’re acting as if I’m overreacting about a movie people legitimately liked. I’ve seen Wonder Woman twice and enjoyed it a lot. I’m not saying it’s flawless, but it’s certainly better than average.
          If you want to know about a movie pushed and advertised to make it seem better than its average appearance, what about GOTG2? Even if superhero films this year are on a rather hot streak (at least to me), it is my least favorite out of all three so far this year. I don’t think we’ll agree, but I say all this to remind you that our thoughts about a movie are all a matter of personal perspective.
          Also, when it comes to Transformers 5, you’re talking about a director who explicitly stated he doesn’t care if you or the critics like it. Examine the global BO of Transformers 3 and 4 for me, because the negative press didn’t make those movies flinch in the worldwide markets and I don’t think it’ll change much with Transformers 5. In fact, every Transformers film relied on BO outside the US in order to be profitable to the studio (Paramount).

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            Jacen June 27, 2017

            Of course, this being Paramount we’re talking about, they could probably use their infamous studio math to show that all of the Transformers films have lost money (but history shows that would only happen if a writer dared to ask for his fair share of the back end).

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