Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $228,174,874Details
International Box Office $659,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $887,274,874
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Synopsis

An epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet as they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
17% - Rotten
Audience
56% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$210,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 27th, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
June 27th, 2014 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Franchise: Transformers
Keywords: Live Action Cartoon, Robot, Alien Invasion, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Single Parent, Dinosaurs, Visual Effects
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Action
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained on top of the box office chart with a healthy lead over The Purge: Anarchy. Unfortunately, the other two wide releases, Planes: Fire and Rescue and Sex Tape were anything but healthy and that led to a weakening box office. It fell less than 1% from last weekend to $149 million. This was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now 5.6% or $340 million behind last year's pace at $5.79 billion to $6.13 billion. I think with summer wrapping up, it is close to the time to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Anarchy on Top?

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week looking to dethrone Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Purge: Anarchy is the most likely film to come out on top, but the original didn't win over many moviegoers. It opened big, but collapsed very quickly after that. Planes didn't perform much better with moviegoers, but there hasn't been an animated family film released wide since How to Train Your Dragon 2, so Planes: Fire and Rescue could benefit from the lack of competition. Sex Tape is the only non-sequel opening wide this week and that could help it do well. Or the fact that it is not based on a previous movie could hurt it. There is one last film that might reach the top ten, Persecuted, which is opening in 700 theaters. It would only need a per theater average of just over $4,000 to reach the top ten, which is doable. This year, we should have four films that earn more than $20 million. Last year there were only three. However, last year, The Conjuring earned more than $40 million, a milestone no film this year will reach, while seven films earned more than $10 million. This year there will be only four films earning more than $10 million. Again, it looks like 2014 is going to get crushed at the box office. More...

International Box Office: Transformers Climbs into First Place

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Transformers: Age of Extinction remained in first place with $100.3 million in 50 markets for totals of $543.5 million internationally and $752.3 million worldwide. This makes is the biggest worldwide hit of the year so far. Granted, half of the film's international total came from China where it has made $279.75 million so far, including $56.36 million this past week, and the studio gets a very small share of the box office revenue from that market. As for new markets, the film debuted in first place in the U.K. with $20.11 million on 533 screens, including previews. This is the biggest opening of the year in that market so far. The film also did well in Mexico with $8.26 million on 3,131 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $15.84 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Break of Dawn

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned first place and it finished on the high end of reasonable expectations. Unfortunately, it crushed the competition earning more than four times more than the second place film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It made almost as much as the rest of the box office combined made, so the overall box office was still soft for this time of year at just $149 million. Granted, this is 13% higher than last weekend, but more troublesome, it was 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now more than $200 million lower than 2013's pace at $5.57 billion to $5.78 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apes Look to Climb to the Top

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the only new wide release of the week and since last week's new releases underperformed, it will dominate the box office this weekend. In fact, it will dominate the box office, even if it barely managed to live up to its predecessor. Transformers: Age of Extinction will be well back with less than $20 million, while Tammy might not reach $10 million. By comparison, this weekend last year, there were two films that earned more than $40 million (Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2) and a total of six films earned $10 million or more. 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Transformers in Their Prime

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Transformers: Age of Extinction remained in first place with $95.8 million in 37 markets over the weekend for totals of $400.9 million internationally and $576.3 million worldwide. Its best market remains China, where it added $120.61 million for the full week giving it a total of $222.74 million after two. These numbers are important for two reasons. Firstly, revised totals in China put the film's opening there ahead of its debut in North America. Stunning. Secondly, the film is already ahead of Avatar's final figure in that market. Granted, it's barely above Avatar's pace, as that film pulled in $221.9 million after ten days of release, but that is still great news. It held up better than most films do in South Korea earning $8.05 million on 1,096 screens over the weekend for a total of $34.62 million. In Russia, the film added $7.04 million on 2,171 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.38 million after two. The last major market was Australia, where it pulled in $4.54 million on 623 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $17.32 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blacking Out

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There were no films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart this weekend. The film that came the closest was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which earned an average of $8,753 in more than 4,000 theaters. The best limited release was Code Black, which earned $7,978 in one theater. The best new release was Tammy with an average of $6,227 in more than 3,000 theaters. Finally, the best new limited release was Life Itself, which managed an average of $5,713 in 23 theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dinobots Dominate Subdued Box Office

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As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction won the race to the top of the box office chart and did so with ease. However, that film, and practically every film in the top five, failed to live up to expectations. Tammy still took second place with ease, but it was the only other film to earn more than $10 million over the Independence Day long weekend. Overall, the box office pulled in $132 million over the weekend, which is 27% less than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 42% lower this year. Ouch. To put this into perspective, even if you take out Despicable Me 2 from last year's box office, 2014 would have still failed to match 2013's weekend numbers. Year-to-date, 2014 is now $130 million or 2.4% below 2013's pace at $5.35 billion to $5.48 billion. It is still too early to panic, but if things don't turn around soon, the panic button will be pushed. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dinobots look to Chomp Down on New Releases

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There are three wide releases and a wide expansion this week all hoping to take advantage if the Independence Day long weekend. (There was to be one more wide expansion, but Begin Again is expanding to less than 200 theaters.) Tammy is the biggest of these wide releases and it is the latest Melissa McCarthy vehicle and might be a surprise $100 million hit. Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo were in a close battle for third place on Wednesday, but I think their futures will be quite different. Finally, America: Imagine a World Without Her is expanding to over 1,000 theaters. This isn't enough to compete with the new releases, but it could compete for a spot in the top ten. While there are a lot of new releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction will win the race for top spot in the box office chart, unless something surprising happens. The only thing more surprising than Age of Extinction getting knocked out of top spot would be if the overall box office was stronger that the same weekend last year when Despicable Me 2 opened with more than $80 million during the three-day weekend. More...

International Box Office: Beginning of a New Age

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Transformers: Age of Extinction earned top spot on the international chart with $201.3 million on 10,015 screens in 37 markets. This includes a record $99.81 million opening in China, which is basically a rounding error away from its North American debut. It also broke the record in Russia with $21.23 million on 2,171 screens. Its opening in South Korea was nearly identical with $15.88 million on 1,597 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $21.98 million. The final major market of the weekend was Australia, where it pulled in $8.30 million on 623 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $9.56 million. The film likely cost about $300 million to make and advertise, so it still needs work to break even, but this is an amazing start. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

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Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dinobots Propel Transformers to the Top

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As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction easily won the race for the top of the box office chart and became the first film released in 2014 to earn more than $100 million during its opening weekend. Granted, it barely made it, but we will take it. This helped the overall box office climb by 20% to $190 million over the weekend. Unfortunately, this was still 8% lower than the same weekend last year when Monsters University repeated at the box office champion. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $5.11 billion, which is 0.3% below 2013's pace of $5.13 billion. This is still close enough that we shouldn't panic, but the trajectory is going in the wrong direction. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers On Cusp of $100 Million Weekend

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to deliver the year’s biggest weekend, as it performs to sell-out crowds across the country. Paramount is projecting a weekend total of $100 million as of Sunday morning, which honestly seems like a conveniently round number. Perhaps the studio is playing it safe, and the actual weekend number will be a few million over $100 million? Or maybe they’re hoping that announcing a $100 million weekend will help encourage people to theaters today and push the film over the line? Based on the numbers we’re seeing, it looks more like the latter, and we’ll have to wait until Monday to see if Age of Extinction will actually be the first $100 million opener of the year. At the end of the day, it probably doesn’t matter a huge amount: $99 million versus $101 million is a rounding error, and the film has topped $200 million internationally this weekend, which is a great start towards repaying its reported $210 million production budget. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are we Witnessing the Extinction of a Franchise?

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There is only one wide release of the week, but it is a potential monster hit. It is also potentially the last in a very profitable franchise. Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in the Transformers franchise, a franchise that has averaged more than $350 million at the box office. However, they have also averaged well below 50% positive reviews and the poor critical response could finally be taking its toll. It will still crush the competition this weekend, but it likely won't live up to past installments in the franchise. It will also beat last year's new releases and more than double the first place film; however that might not be enough to save 2014. Last year there were five films that pulled in $20 million or more. This year there will be only one. In fact, there will be only four films that pull in $10 million or more. More...

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2014 Preview: June

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It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.

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Cast

Mark Wahlberg    Cade Yeager
Stanley Tucci    Joshua Joyce
Nicola Peltz    Tessa Yeager
Jack Reynor    Shane Dyson
Abigail Klein    Joshua's Assistant
Robert Foxworth    Ratchet
John Goodman    Hound
Kelsey Grammer    Harold Attinger
Ken Watanabe    Drift
Titus Welliver    James Savoy
Frank Welker    Galvatron
Peter Cullen    Optimus Prime
Mark Ryan    Lockdown
Reno Wilson    Brains
John DiMaggio    Crosshairs
Sophia Myles    Darcy Tirrel
Li Bingbing    Su Yueming
T.J. Miller    Lucas Flannery
Han Geng    Convertible Passenger
James Bachman    Gill Wembley
Thomas Lennon    Chief of Staff
Charles Parnell    CIA Director
Erika Fong    CIA Analyst
Michael Collins    CIA Analyst
Zou Shiming    Elevator Boxer
Richard Riehle    Theater Landlord
Patrick Bristow    Landlord's Grandson
Cleo King    Realtor
Calvin Wimmer    Realtor Client
Glenn Keogh    Arctic Site Foreperson
David Midthunder    Arctic Site Guard
Richard Gallion    Air Force Operator
Nick Horst    Air Force Technician
Kassem Gharaibeh    Wembley's Associate
Ed Welburn    KSI Executive
Yanis Kalnins    KSI Security Chief
Peter A. Kelly    KSI Guard
Jessica Gomes    KSI Spokesmodel
Andreas Beckett    KSI Scientist
Alexander Leeb    KSI Scientist
Jamison Haase    KSI Robot Controller
Drew Wicks    KSI Robot Controller
Gene Shieh    KSI Factory Executive
Woei Bee    KSI Factory Executive
Wang Ying    KSI Greeter
William Wang    KSI Worker
Melanie Sprecht    Joshua's Assistant
Lin Po Hung    Attinger's Driver
Kevin Covais    Dorky Driver
Blair Adam Baillio    Robot Thief
Mikal A. Vega    Cemetery Wind Team
Andrew Arrabito    Cemetery Wind Team
Michael Wong    Hong Kong Police Chief
Winston Yeh Kingman    Hong Kong Man in Suit
Ray Lui    Motorcycle Owner
Candice Zhao    Woman in Elevator
Li Jun Ting    Hong Kong Police Officer
Howard Y. Woo    Hong Kong Police Officer
Jingsheng Yu    Hong Kong Police Officer
Zhang Tianyu    Pangu Hotel Greeter
Wu Gang    Chinese Minister of Defense
Teresa Daley    Assistant to Minister of Defense

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Michael Bay
Screenwriter    Ehren Kruger
Producer    Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Producer    Don Murphy
Producer    Tom DeSanto
Producer    Ian Bryce
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Brian Goldner
Executive Producer    Michael Bay
Executive Producer    Mark Vahradian
Director of Photography    Amir Mokri
Production Designer    Jeffrey Beecroft
Editor    Roger Barton
Editor    Paul Rubell
Editor    William Goldenberg
Composer    Steve Jablonsky
Visual Effects Designer    Industrial Light and Magic
Animation    Industrial Light and Magic
Co-Producer    Allegra Clegg
Co-Producer    Matthew Cohan
Co-Producer    K.C. Hodenfield
Co-Producer    Michael Kase
Supervising Art Director    Mark W. Mansbridge
Art Director    Sebastian Schroeder
Art Director    Ben Procter
Art Director    Benjamin Edelberg
Art Director    Stephen Cooper
Art Director    William Ladd Skinner
Art Director    David E. Scott
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg
Costume Designer    Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Sound Mixer    Peter J. Devlin
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor    Erik Aadahl
Sound Designer    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Erik Aadahl
Re-recording Mixer    Greg P. Russell
Re-recording Mixer    Scott Millan
Re-recording Mixer    Jeffrey J. Haboush
Special Effects Supervisor    John Frazier
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott Farrar
Co-Visual Effects Supervisor    Patrick Tubach
Visual Effects Producer    William Billheimer
Animation Supervisor    Scott Benza
Animation Supervisor    Rick O'Connor
Associate Producer    Regan Riskas
Assistant Director    K.C. Hodenfield
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
Stunt Coordinator    Mike Gunther

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 1 $41,868,135   4,233 $9,891   $41,868,135 1
2014/06/28 1 $32,434,708 -23% 4,233 $7,662   $74,302,843 2
2014/06/29 1 $25,735,547 -21% 4,233 $6,080   $100,038,390 3
2014/06/30 1 $10,504,274 -59% 4,233 $2,482   $110,542,664 4
2014/07/01 1 $10,410,443 -1% 4,233 $2,459   $120,953,107 5
2014/07/02 1 $7,732,244 -26% 4,233 $1,827   $128,685,351 6
2014/07/03 1 $9,660,418 +25% 4,233 $2,282   $138,345,769 7
2014/07/04 1 $10,619,669 +10% 4,233 $2,509   $148,965,438 8
2014/07/05 1 $14,805,256 +39% 4,233 $3,498   $163,770,694 9
2014/07/06 1 $11,625,260 -21% 4,233 $2,746   $175,395,954 10
2014/07/07 1 $4,770,186 -59% 4,233 $1,127   $180,166,140 11
2014/07/08 1 $5,230,389 +10% 4,233 $1,236   $185,396,529 12
2014/07/09 1 $3,684,571 -30% 4,233 $870   $189,081,100 13
2014/07/10 1 $3,450,198 -6% 4,233 $815   $192,531,298 14
2014/07/11 2 $4,920,155 +43% 3,913 $1,257   $197,451,453 15
2014/07/12 2 $6,657,016 +35% 3,913 $1,701   $204,108,469 16
2014/07/13 2 $4,725,244 -29% 3,913 $1,208   $208,833,713 17
2014/07/14 2 $2,016,518 -57% 3,913 $515   $210,850,231 18
2014/07/15 2 $2,594,707 +29% 3,913 $663   $213,444,938 19
2014/07/16 2 $1,950,628 -25% 3,913 $498   $215,395,566 20
2014/07/17 2 $1,761,322 -10% 3,913 $450   $217,156,888 21
2014/07/18 5 $2,793,230 +59% 3,224 $866   $219,950,118 22
2014/07/19 5 $4,086,854 +46% 3,224 $1,268   $224,036,972 23
2014/07/20 5 $2,965,636 -27% 3,224 $920   $227,002,608 24
2014/07/21 5 $1,172,266 -60% 3,224 $364   $228,174,874 25

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 1 $100,038,390   4,233 $23,633   $100,038,390 3
2014/07/04 1 $37,050,185 -63% 4,233 $8,753   $175,395,954 10
2014/07/11 2 $16,302,415 -56% 3,913 $4,166   $208,833,713 17
2014/07/18 5 $9,845,720 -40% 3,224 $3,054   $227,002,608 24

Transformers: Age of Extinction

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