Friday, April 19, 2024

Box Office: New Transformers Movie Looking at $59 Mil Weekend After Big Thurs-Fri $25.6 Mil Start


It’s a big weekend for the new “Transformers” movie.

Yes, it’s a sequel, and if you’re not a teenager you won’t see it. But between Thursday previews (and some Wednesday) and last night, the opening take was $25.6 million.

“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” could go as high as $59 million this weekend.

The umpteenth movie is in this series is a mixture of animation and live action.

This means that the top 2 movies in America are animated, based on a comic strip and a toy. How lucky were are to live in these times!

(The other one is “Spider Man: Across the Spiderverse.”)

FYI Four movies made for adults — Book Club 2, You Hurt My Feelings, Chevalier, and Past Lives — made a total of around $350,000 last night.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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