The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Transformers: The Last Knight is set to take $70 million – $75 million in its domestic debut according to prerelease tracking.
Michael Bay’s fifth and final entry directing in the franchise he kicked off in 2007 cost Paramount Pictures a total of $217 million to produce. The film is getting a head start on the weekend, opening Wednesday with early previews Tuesday night but it’s set to open at least $25 million less than the franchise’s previous installment Transformers: Age of Extinction which launched over a three day weekend the final week in June of 2014.
Paramount will be counting on the foreign markets for the majority of the film’s returns. Transformers: The Last Knight is opening simultaneously in a total of 42 foreign territories this weekend including the U.K., Russian, Australia, Germany, Italy, North Korea, Hong Kong, and China, the world’s second-largest film market. The previous installment managed to take a total of $320 million in the middle kingdom, opening with $92 million at the China box office.
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 hits theaters tomorrow.
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