Posted 4 weeks ago
By Corey Sorenson
The “Transformers” film franchise is far from extinct.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth installment in Paramount’s morphing robots series, earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie this year. The Paramount film also earned $201.3 million from 37 international territories. “Transformers” specifically made $90 million in China.
“Transformers” stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz as a human father and daughter who aid the transforming robots from the Hasbro toy franchise. The sequel introduces the popular Transformers characters based on the likenesses of dinosaurs.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the previous installment in the series, took in $97.8 million during its opening weekend in 2011. The sequel starring Mark Wahlberg as a human inventor who aids the hulking alien robots rolled over “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and its $95 million opening in April.
“Age of Extinction” was distantly followed at the box office by “22 Jump Street” in second place with $15.8 million and “How To Train Your Dragon 2″ in third place with $13.2 million.