‘Transformers’ Destroys Box Office Competition with $100 Million Debut

Transformers: Age of Extinction crushed its competition at the box office this weekend. The film, which debuted on Friday, ranked in an impressive $100 million!

The fourth installment of the action franchise, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, has become the biggest movie debut of the year so far, toppling Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s $95 million opening.

It also struck box office gold around the globe, raking in an additional $201.3 million outside of North America, with $90 million from China alone, were part of the the film was shot, setting a new record there as the top weekend opening in the nation’s box office history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, back in North America, 22 Jump Street fell into a distant second place with $15.4 million, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounds out the top three with $13.1 million.


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