Transformers: Age of Extinction Brings in Best Opening of 2014
When I first heard that a new Transformers movie was hitting theaters, I automatically saw big bucks. After all, this kind of film just screams commercial success. Big stars? Check. Tons of action? Check. Already established franchise? Check. That is why it should come as absolutely no surprise to any of you that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” completely slayed the box office. In fact, it pulled in way more more than was even expected, raking in $41.6 million in the United States alone so far. This made it the biggest opening day of the whole entire year.
However, like I said, that is just for now. When all is said and done, it is predicted that this robots film will earn an insane $104 million-plus in its opening weekend. Paramount, though, is estimating a little smaller than that. They see the amount being closer to $100 million. If this estimate ends up coming true (and why wouldn’t it?), “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will surpass “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as the best debut of 2014.
In fact, this is director Michael Bay’s second best opening film of all-time. His best, of course, was “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” which earned $109 million in 2009. It is important to note, though, that this is the first move in the series that did not star Shia LaBeouf. By the way, how spot on was the timing that the week this film came out LaBeouf got arrested for disorderly conduct in New York City? But I digress. This one did star Mark Wahlberg, who has a fanbase in his own right that I’m sure flocked to the theaters to see their boy in action.
While sometimes it is weird to see completely new actors in a well established franchise taking on roles that we have come to know someone else, that was definitely not the case here. Wahlberg, as well as Nicola Peltz, really brought new life into the Transformers movies. Did you see “Transformers: Age of Extinction” yet? Were you surprised by how well it did at the box office? Let me know!
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