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Transformers 4 Age of Extinction - $41 Million On Friday Night Best of Year, Still Down From Dark of the Moon
RAC - Sunday, June 29, 2014


Box Office Mojo reports that Age of Extinction has taken in approximately $41,000,000 on its opening day, which is the record for the year to date. It does continue a pattern of diminishing returns however, as Dark of the Moon took in $43.2 million. The movie has already made another $80 million overseas, so it appears that Hollywood's attempts to court Asia, specifically China, are working. TF4 is estimated to make around $100M domestically in its opening weekend all told. Click through to read the details!
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened to an estimated $41.6 million yesterday. That's the biggest opening day of the year so far, and sets the movie up to earn at least $100 million this weekend.

The fourth installment in the Transformers franchise opened ahead of last month's Godzilla, which previously held the 2014 opening day record with $38.4 million. Among Transformers movies, it lagged significantly behind Revenge of the Fallen ($62 million) and was a bit lower than Dark of the Moon ($43.2 million when counting day-early previews).

For the weekend, Age of Extinction is on track to earn around $105 million (Paramount is more conservatively estimating $100 million).

The movie is doing even more impressive business overseas, where it has already earned $80 million. It opened to an estimated $30 million in China, which is the biggest opening day ever for a non-Chinese movie. It has also racked up huge two-day totals in Russia ($10.4 million), South Korea ($9.1 million) and Australia ($4.6 million).


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