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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $245,439,076Details
International Box Office $858,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,104,039,076
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $26,954,991 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $35,818,322 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $62,773,313
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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 RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$210,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
June 27th, 2014 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Iceland)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Indonesia)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Philippines)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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Video Release: September 30th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Running Time: 165 minutes
Franchise: Transformers
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2014
vs. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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Keywords: Live Action Cartoon, Robot, Alien Invasion, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Single Parent, Dinosaurs, Visual Effects, Prologue, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Letting Go, Inventor, Money Troubles
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Action
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: di Bonaventura Pictures, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,194 $82,289 Sep 26, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,239 $107,162 Sep 19, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 779 $260,761 Sep 12, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,012 $237,407 Sep 5, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 880 $376,675 Aug 29, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,143 $382,459 Aug 22, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,001 $205,529 Aug 15, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,546 $576,456 Aug 8, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $2,241,072 Aug 1, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 559 $4,702,553 Jul 25, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 268 $9,845,720 Jul 18, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 199 $16,302,415 Jul 11, 2014 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 59 $204,108,469 Jul 11, 2014 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 84 $37,050,185 Jul 4, 2014 10
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $37,050,185 Jul 4, 2014 10
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 178 $14,805,256 Jul 5, 2014 9
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 54 $163,770,694 Jul 4, 2014 9
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 83 $9,660,418 Jul 3, 2014 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 136 $7,732,244 Jul 2, 2014 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 55 $10,410,443 Jul 1, 2014 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 87 $10,504,274 Jun 30, 2014 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 49 $25,735,547 Jun 29, 2014 3
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $100,038,390 Jun 27, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 41 $100,038,390 Jun 27, 2014 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 44 $100,038,390 Jun 27, 2014 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 42 $100,038,390 Jun 27, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 25 4,233 Jun 27, 2014 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 57 $32,434,708 Jun 28, 2014 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 40 $74,302,843 Jun 27, 2014 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 30 $41,868,135 Jun 27, 2014 1
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 9 $41,868,135 Jun 27, 2014 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 70 $41,868,135 Jun 27, 2014 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,019 2.39 Jun 27, 2014 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,315 41.9% Jun 27, 2014 1

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   
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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 30th, 2014

September 30th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the pack of new releases this week, at least in terms of sales potential. It is by far not the best movie on this week's list, but it does appear to have to scared away a lot of the competition. Fortunately, the next best selling new release is Chef on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is a clear contender for Pick of the Week. The main competitor for this title is Once Upon a Time in America on Blu-ray, but I'm going with Chef. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Chef

September 30th, 2014

Jon Favreau's career behind the camera started out with smaller movies. He co-wrote Swingers and wrote and directed Made. However, recently he has directed a number of major movies. He was the one behind the camera for the first two Iron Man movies, for instance, and the average budget for his three most recent films he directed is close to $175 million. With his latest film, Chef, he went the opposite direction and created a much, much smaller film. Was he able to still maintain his usual high level of quality? Or does he need the spectacle to make a compelling movie? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

September 29th, 2014

If you look at our list of franchises, none have made more money in as few installments as Transformers has earned. On the other hand, if you look at the top ten franchises, none of them have earned as much critical scorn as the Transformers films have earned. Only the first one managed to come close to overall positive reviews. Depending on who you talk to, the most recent installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been called the best of the sequels or the worst of the sequels. Which camp do I fall under? More...

International Box Office: Dragons Invade China

August 20th, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

How to Train Your Dragon 2 debuted in first place in China with $26.32 million. This helped the film earn first place on the international chart with $37.7 million in 28 markets for totals of $366.0 million internationally and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is already ahead of its predecessor internationally and worldwide, so the studio should be happy, even if it didn't earn as much domestically. More...

International Box Office: Guarding Top Spot

August 13th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place with $47.1 million in 50 markets over the weekend for a total of $138.8 million internationally and $315.3 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. It is already ahead of the lifetime total of The Incredible Hulk and should pass another Avengers film or two by this time next week. The film finished in first place in Australia with $6.08 million on 586 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.24 million. The film was pushed into second place in Russia with $6.01 million on 2,097 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.32 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar result in the U.K. with the film landing in second place with $5.59 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.24 million. More...

International Box Office: Guardians of the Global Box Office

August 6th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy opened in first place internationally with $67.4 million in 42 markets. This includes a number of major markets, led by Russia with $12.90 million on 2,097 screens and the U.K. with $10.70 million on 554 screens. It also earned first place in Brazil with $5.27 million on 472 screens. It wasn't as strong in South Korea with $3.83 million on 575 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.78 million. There was a massive local release in that market, so that partially explains that result. The film also opened in second place in Australia with $2.15 million on 244 screens, but this was just the film's previews. More...

International Box Office: Apes Overtake Dinobots

July 30th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose to first place on the international chart with $54.8 million on 12,247 screens in 61 markets for a total of $186.7 million after three weeks of release. Worldwide, the film's running tally rose to $359.2 million, which is still about $120 million away from topping the previous installment, but at this pace, it is practically inevitable that it will get there. This week, the film earned first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 453 screens for a total opening of $9.10 million, or a two-week total of $9.10 million, depending on what sources you look at. Likewise, it either opened in first place in Mexico, or rose to first place in Mexico earning $6.90 million on 2,392 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.99 million. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $6.37 million on 574 screens for a two-week total of $28.90 million. More...

International Box Office: Transformers Continue On Top

July 24th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Transformers: Age of Extinction continues its lock on top spot earning $84.6 million in 58 markets for totals of $662.6 million internationally and $889.6 million worldwide. It is about a week away from becoming the first film released in 2014 to hit the $1 billion mark and it will top Dark of the Moon's international numbers in the process. This weekend, the film opened in first place in Germany with $11.16 million on 645 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.84 million. It also pulled in first place in France with $8.91 million on 890 screens. It earned first place in Italy with $3.87 million on 850 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.24 million. Its "biggest" opening of the weekend was in Brazil where it made $16.13 million, but that was with previews. Over the weekend it made $5.71 million on 504 screens. That's a lot of previews. The film's biggest market to date is China, where it has pulled in $306.28 million, including $26.08 million over the past week. However, it has been knocked out of top spot by a local hit. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

July 22nd, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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?

July 17th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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

July 16th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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

July 14th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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 Estimates: Apes Dawns with $73 Million

July 13th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

In the midst of a disappointing Summer for Hollywood, the arrival of an unabashed success is welcome news indeed, and that’s what we have this weekend, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes delivering an excellent $73 million opening weekend, well ahead of early industry expectations. The success of the film is most likely down to two factors: first, its reviews have been excellent, and, second, its storyline is sufficiently interesting to draw in people who aren’t excited by the thought of yet another super hero/monster movie. After the success of Maleficent and the failure of Edge of Tomorrow, films that strive to be a bit different are now scoring 2 out of 3 this Summer; films that are the product of formulas and marketing departments haven’t produced a single out-and-out hit. If the studios could get the message in the that, we really would see the dawn of something. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apes Look to Climb to the Top

July 10th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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

July 9th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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

July 8th, 2014

Code Black poster

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

July 7th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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 Estimates: Transformers Top Modest July 4 Weekend

July 6th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

After opening around the $100 million mark last weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction was always the odds-on favorite to win this weekend, and even a 64% fall will be enough to keep it top with a projected $36.4 million for the Friday–Sunday period. That’s well ahead of Tammy, which will post a respectable $21.2 million for the three-day weekend and almost $33 million in total by the end of Sunday. That’s plenty for a film that cost $20 million to make. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dinobots look to Chomp Down on New Releases

July 3rd, 2014

Tammy poster

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

July 2nd, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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...

Contest: LEGO My Prize: Winning Announcement

July 1st, 2014

The winner of our LEGO My Prize contest was determined and it is... More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

Begin Again poster

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dinobots Propel Transformers to the Top

June 30th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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

June 29th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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?

June 26th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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...

Contest: LEGO My Prize

June 20th, 2014

There's only one wide release next weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction, so it is clearly the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Interestingly, Transformers: Age of Extinction will likely be the biggest hit of the year so far, while the current leader, The LEGO Movie, is featured as the prize. You can upload six-second clips to YouTube by using this App.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray Combo Pack Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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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
2014/07/25 7 $4,702,553 -52% 2,476 $1,899   $236,455,028 31
2014/08/01 12 $2,241,072 -52% 1,732 $1,294   $241,206,987 38
2014/08/08 17 $576,456 -74% 580 $994   $242,880,031 45
2014/08/15 29 $205,529 -64% 206 $998   $243,342,459 52
2014/08/22 25 $382,459 +86% 283 $1,351   $243,822,062 59
2014/08/29 30 $376,675 -2% 264 $1,427   $244,327,641 66
2014/09/05 32 $237,407 -37% 247 $961   $244,736,069 73
2014/09/12 28 $260,761 +10% 437 $597   $245,064,448 80
2014/09/19 36 $107,162 -59% 164 $653   $245,259,125 87
2014/09/26 36 $82,289 -23% 132 $623   $245,370,666 94

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
2014/07/22 5 $1,441,807 +23% 3,224 $447   $229,616,681 26
2014/07/23 5 $1,185,772 -18% 3,224 $368   $230,802,453 27
2014/07/24 5 $950,022 -20% 3,224 $295   $231,752,475 28
2014/07/25 8 $1,322,530 +39% 2,476 $534   $233,075,005 29
2014/07/26 8 $1,886,712 +43% 2,476 $762   $234,961,717 30
2014/07/27 7 $1,493,311 -21% 2,476 $603   $236,455,028 31
2014/07/28 7 $669,180 -55% 2,476 $270   $237,124,208 32
2014/07/29 8 $751,426 +12% 2,476 $303   $237,875,634 33
2014/07/30 8 $585,155 -22% 2,476 $236   $238,460,789 34
2014/07/31 8 $505,126 -14% 2,476 $204   $238,965,915 35
2014/08/01 10 $618,736 +22% 1,732 $357   $239,584,651 36
2014/08/02 10 $925,691 +50% 1,732 $534   $240,510,342 37
2014/08/03 10 $696,645 -25% 1,732 $402   $241,206,987 38
2014/08/04 10 $319,523 -54% 1,732 $184   $241,526,510 39
2014/08/05 10 $341,824 +7% 1,732 $197   $241,868,334 40
2014/08/06 11 $256,576 -25% 1,732 $148   $242,124,910 41
2014/08/07 11 $178,665 -30% 1,732 $103   $242,303,575 42
2014/08/08 16 $164,217 -8% 580 $283   $242,467,792 43
2014/08/09 15 $248,821 +52% 580 $429   $242,716,613 44
2014/08/10 15 $163,418 -34% 580 $282   $242,880,031 45
2014/08/11 16 $70,135 -57% 580 $121   $242,950,166 46
2014/08/12 - $80,812 +15% 580 $139   $243,030,978 47
2014/08/13 - $58,405 -28% 580 $101   $243,089,383 48
2014/08/14 - $47,547 -19% 580 $82   $243,136,930 49
2014/08/15 - $54,467 +15% 206 $264   $243,191,397 50
2014/08/16 - $87,770 +61% 206 $426   $243,279,167 51
2014/08/17 - $63,292 -28% 206 $307   $243,342,459 52
2014/08/18 - $22,350 -65% 206 $108   $243,364,809 53
2014/08/19 - $27,902 +25% 206 $135   $243,392,711 54
2014/08/20 - $23,876 -14% 206 $116   $243,416,587 55
2014/08/21 - $23,016 -4% 206 $112   $243,439,603 56
2014/08/22 - $97,667 +324% 283 $345   $243,537,270 57
2014/08/23 - $168,379 +72% 283 $595   $243,705,649 58
2014/08/24 - $116,413 -31% 283 $411   $243,822,062 59
2014/08/25 - $31,927 -73% 283 $113   $243,853,989 60
2014/08/26 - $36,210 +13% 283 $128   $243,890,199 61
2014/08/27 - $29,448 -19% 283 $104   $243,919,647 62
2014/08/28 - $31,319 +6% 283 $111   $243,950,966 63
2014/08/29 - $80,030 +156% 264 $303   $244,030,996 64
2014/08/30 - $146,540 +83% 264 $555   $244,177,536 65
2014/08/31 - $150,105 +2% 264 $569   $244,327,641 66
2014/09/01 - $108,192 -28% 264 $410   $244,435,833 67
2014/09/02 - $24,028 -78% 264 $91   $244,459,861 68
2014/09/03 - $20,984 -13% 264 $79   $244,480,845 69
2014/09/04 - $17,817 -15% 264 $67   $244,498,662 70
2014/09/05 - $56,026 +214% 247 $227   $244,554,688 71
2014/09/06 - $113,021 +102% 247 $458   $244,667,709 72
2014/09/07 - $68,360 -40% 247 $277   $244,736,069 73
2014/09/08 - $14,671 -79% 247 $59   $244,750,740 74
2014/09/09 - $18,718 +28% 247 $76   $244,769,458 75
2014/09/10 - $16,214 -13% 247 $66   $244,785,672 76
2014/09/11 - $18,015 +11% 247 $73   $244,803,687 77
2014/09/12 - $70,018 +289% 437 $160   $244,873,705 78
2014/09/13 - $120,381 +72% 437 $275   $244,994,086 79
2014/09/14 - $70,362 -42% 437 $161   $245,064,448 80
2014/09/15 - $22,741 -68% 437 $52   $245,087,189 81
2014/09/16 - $25,482 +12% 437 $58   $245,112,671 82
2014/09/17 - $23,057 -10% 437 $53   $245,135,728 83
2014/09/18 - $16,235 -30% 437 $37   $245,151,963 84
2014/09/19 - $24,709 +52% 164 $151   $245,176,672 85
2014/09/20 - $50,780 +106% 164 $310   $245,227,452 86
2014/09/21 - $31,673 -38% 164 $193   $245,259,125 87
2014/09/22 - $6,106 -81% 164 $37   $245,265,231 88
2014/09/23 - $7,505 +23% 164 $46   $245,272,736 89
2014/09/24 - $7,315 -3% 164 $45   $245,280,051 90
2014/09/25 - $8,326 +14% 164 $51   $245,288,377 91
2014/09/26 - $18,631 +124% 132 $141   $245,307,008 92
2014/09/27 - $39,601 +113% 132 $300   $245,346,609 93
2014/09/28 - $24,057 -39% 132 $182   $245,370,666 94
2014/09/29 - $6,003 -75% 132 $45   $245,376,669 95
2014/09/30 - $5,364 -11% 132 $41   $245,382,033 96
2014/10/01 - $4,902 -9% 132 $37   $245,386,935 97
2014/10/02 - $5,088 +4% 132 $39   $245,392,023 98
2014/10/03 - $8,788 +73% 78 $113   $245,400,811 99
2014/10/04 - $17,351 +97% 78 $222   $245,418,162 100
2014/10/05 - $10,049 -42% 78 $129   $245,428,211 101
2014/10/06 - $2,461 -76% 78 $32   $245,430,672 102
2014/10/07 - $2,572 +5% 78 $33   $245,433,244 103
2014/10/08 - $2,829 +10% 78 $36   $245,436,073 104
2014/10/09 - $3,003 +6% 78 $39   $245,439,076 105

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 1 $138,345,769   4,233 $32,683   $138,345,769 7
2014/07/04 1 $54,185,529 -61% 4,233 $12,801   $192,531,298 14
2014/07/11 2 $24,625,590 -55% 3,913 $6,293   $217,156,888 21
2014/07/18 5 $14,595,587 -41% 3,224 $4,527   $231,752,475 28
2014/07/25 7 $7,213,440 -51% 2,476 $2,913   $238,965,915 35
2014/08/01 12 $3,337,660 -54% 1,732 $1,927   $242,303,575 42
2014/08/08 20 $833,355 -75% 580 $1,437   $243,136,930 49
2014/08/15 28 $302,673 -64% 206 $1,469   $243,439,603 56
2014/08/22 25 $511,363 +69% 283 $1,807   $243,950,966 63
2014/08/29 30 $547,696 +7% 264 $2,075   $244,498,662 70
2014/09/05 29 $305,025 -44% 247 $1,235   $244,803,687 77
2014/09/12 28 $348,276 +14% 437 $797   $245,151,963 84
2014/09/19 35 $136,414 -61% 164 $832   $245,288,377 91
2014/09/26 41 $103,646 -24% 132 $785   $245,392,023 98
2014/10/03 50 $47,053 -55% 78 $603   $245,439,076 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/5/2014 $325,850 84 241 765 $7,646,122 12/17/2015
Australia 6/25/2014 $8,298,455 623 623 2421 $24,768,816 12/17/2015
Austria 7/17/2014 $949,319 77 77 154 $2,777,154 12/17/2015
Belgium 7/16/2014 $911,267 130 130 260 $1,928,887 12/17/2015
Bolivia 6/26/2014 $219,552 35 35 119 $1,302,913 12/17/2015
Brazil 7/17/2014 $67 1 509 1946 $22,094,506 12/17/2015
Bulgaria 6/27/2014 $173,958 58 58 226 $707,120 12/17/2015
Chile 7/10/2014 $1,520,375 160 160 459 $5,434,719 12/17/2015
Colombia 7/11/2014 $1,849,655 376 376 933 $8,421,780 12/17/2015
Croatia 6/26/2014 $125,046 27 27 127 $368,536 12/17/2015
Czech Republic 6/26/2014 $557,272 139 139 311 $1,460,737 12/17/2015
Denmark 7/10/2014 $0 0 70 132 $1,960,845 12/17/2015
Ecuador 7/11/2014 $601,592 39 79 265 $2,689,912 12/17/2015
Egypt 7/23/2014 $44,496 11 11 11 $44,496 12/17/2015
Estonia 6/27/2014 $101,561 7 8 34 $283,620 12/17/2015
Finland 6/27/2014 $506,984 117 119 415 $1,350,076 12/17/2015
France 7/16/2014 $8,912,714 890 890 1780 $14,407,710 12/17/2015
Germany 7/17/2014 $11,160,947 645 663 1308 $23,784,356 12/17/2015
Ghana 6/27/2014 $13,859 1 1 3 $48,457 12/16/2015
Greece 6/26/2014 $248,765 107 107 275 $793,345 12/17/2015
Hong Kong 6/26/2014 $4,785,053 180 180 567 $12,545,268 12/17/2015
Hungary 6/26/2014 $462,156 58 58 290 $1,552,583 12/17/2015
Iceland 6/25/2014 $43,170 17 17 34 $198,675 12/17/2015
India 6/27/2014 $5,356,261 1100 1100 2178 $10,226,117 12/17/2015
Indonesia 6/25/2014 $3,478,965 551 551 1486 $12,402,729 12/17/2015
Israel 6/26/2014 $255,075 51 52 155 $712,727 12/17/2015
Italy 7/16/2014 $3,898,664 850 903 1753 $8,985,781 12/17/2015
Kenya 6/27/2014 $52,753 12 12 51 $152,110 12/17/2015
Latvia 6/27/2014 $78,345 11 12 50 $225,046 12/17/2015
Lebanon 7/24/2014 $152,622 26 26 26 $152,622 12/17/2015
Lithuania 6/27/2014 $83,915 17 17 66 $305,354 12/17/2015
Malaysia 6/26/2014 $6,666,153 219 219 791 $13,238,417 12/17/2015
Mexico 7/10/2014 $3,326,309 1520 3131 8198 $30,320,444 12/17/2015
Netherlands 7/10/2014 $921,019 124 125 368 $3,676,587 12/17/2015
New Zealand 6/26/2014 $1,613,077 125 125 505 $4,639,179 12/17/2015
Nigeria 6/27/2014 $65,599 13 13 62 $136,145 12/17/2015
Norway 7/11/2014 $523,358 114 114 256 $1,816,373 12/17/2015
Peru 7/17/2014 $1,922,181 314 314 523 $4,193,205 12/17/2015
Philippines 6/25/2014 $5,721,484 589 589 1105 $9,939,275 12/17/2015
Poland 6/27/2014 $1,187,083 213 226 876 $3,687,400 12/17/2015
Portugal 6/26/2014 $525,104 57 67 294 $1,586,995 12/17/2015
Romania 6/27/2014 $319,107 59 59 238 $985,874 12/17/2015
Russia (CIS) 6/26/2014 $21,411,160 2171 2171 6668 $45,056,780 12/17/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 6/26/2014 $28,433 21 21 105 $139,174 12/17/2015
Singapore 6/26/2014 $4,171,943 150 150 459 $8,492,857 12/17/2015
Slovakia 6/26/2014 $205,337 54 54 136 $530,762 12/17/2015
Slovenia 6/26/2014 $30,400 11 11 44 $153,079 12/17/2015
South Africa 6/27/2014 $789,461 86 91 415 $2,364,480 12/17/2015
South Korea 6/26/2014 $15,880,286 1597 1597 3953 $43,338,592 12/17/2015
Sweden 7/10/2014 $665,419 144 144 236 $2,140,575 12/17/2015
Taiwan 6/25/2014 $5,452,552 80 81 388 $20,339,644 12/17/2015
Thailand 6/26/2014 $3,917,889 426 426 1060 $9,584,200 12/17/2015
Turkey 6/27/2014 $1,088,232 426 426 1563 $3,528,412 12/17/2015
Ukraine 6/26/2014 $1,253,694 179 179 670 $3,251,711 12/17/2015
United Kingdom 7/10/2014 $20,113,742 533 533 1533 $29,702,364 12/17/2015
Uruguay 7/8/2014 $36,816 9 12 47 $320,163 12/17/2015
Vietnam 6/27/2014 $982,136 90 90 318 $3,833,812 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $441,870,382
 
International Total$858,600,000 12/17/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/5/20141790,686 790,686$11,591,457$11,591,4571
10/12/20141196,102-75% 986,788$2,914,076$14,505,5322
10/19/2014378,086-60% 1,064,874$1,283,734$15,789,2663
10/26/2014655,391-29% 1,120,265$927,245$16,716,5124
11/2/20141255,880+1% 1,176,145$970,077$17,686,5885
11/9/20141227,721-50% 1,203,866$412,766$18,099,3546
11/16/20141524,289-12% 1,228,155$429,672$18,529,0277
11/23/20143022,445-8% 1,250,600$401,092$18,930,1198
11/30/201422140,009+524% 1,390,609$1,778,114$20,708,2339
12/28/20143048,463 1,546,937$670,243$22,910,47113
1/11/20152423,081 1,587,690$322,672$23,475,95615
1/18/20152716,103-30% 1,603,793$226,730$23,702,68716
11/29/201519145,422 1,875,681$1,055,764$26,482,18161

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/5/201411,219,335 1,219,335$21,143,269$21,143,2691
10/12/20142217,575-82% 1,436,910$4,334,100$25,477,3692
10/19/2014376,227-65% 1,513,137$1,361,413$26,838,7823
10/26/2014647,936-37% 1,561,073$893,044$27,731,8264
11/2/2014629,449-39% 1,590,522$549,521$28,281,3475
11/9/2014626,145-11% 1,616,667$464,336$28,745,6836
11/16/20141222,673-13% 1,639,340$427,381$29,173,0647
11/23/20141913,899-39% 1,653,238$268,519$29,441,5838
11/30/20144193,239+1,290% 1,846,478$2,521,775$31,963,3589
12/7/2014845,361-77% 1,891,839$757,979$32,721,33710
12/14/20141525,884-43% 1,917,723$388,522$33,109,85911
12/28/20141650,672 1,997,117$776,290$34,326,16713
1/4/20151415,535-69% 2,012,652$239,389$34,565,55614
2/8/20151912,282 2,042,993$136,089$34,901,74219
11/29/20152075,674 2,163,220$469,937$35,728,03261

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