Deadline reports Transformers: The Last Knight took a total of $15.65 million at the domestic box office Wednesday night.
The Last Knight has now set a record low first single day for the franchise following Revenge of the Fallen at $62 million, Age of Extinction at $41.9 million, Dark of the Moon at $37.7 million and Transformers at $27.9 million.
While the fifth installment of the franchise performed well for a Wednesday at the domestic box office, the film which cost a total of $217 million to produce is going to have trouble cracking $65 million for its five-day opening, making it the lowest opening for a film in the franchise behind the first Transformers film which managed to take $70 million in its debut.
The Last Knight pulls back the curtain on how the robots in disguise were created and lays the groundwork for future installments and spin-offs to come. The film is currently down to 15% on Rotten Tomatoes after being poorly received by critics who regard the film as a thinly plotted, incoherent mess of a story that rattles you with an overload of special effects and CGI.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Santiago Cabrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Liam Garrigan, Peter Cullen and John Goodman. Here’s the official synopsis:
“The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
Transformers: The Last Knight is now playing.
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