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Transformers 5 dominates box office with $ 45mn weekend collection in North America

Transformers: The Last Knight took in $45.3 million in its opening weekend but opened to a franchise low -- the first Transformers movie not to premier to $100 million or more.

hollywood Updated: Jun 26, 2017 12:38 IST
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime in a scene from, Transformers: The Last Knight.
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime in a scene from, Transformers: The Last Knight.(AP)

Transformers: The Last Knight smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed Sunday, sending last week’s hit Cars 3 to second place.

Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: The Last Knight.

The fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise took in $45.3 million in its opening weekend but opened to a franchise low -- the first Transformers movie not to premier to $100 million or more.

The visual-effects heavy film features actors Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro and Anthony Hopkins.

Speeding into second was the third installment in Pixar’s Cars franchise, with $25.2 million in its second weekend.

The animated flick features Lightning McQueen and his longtime friends fighting off a challenge from a new generation of racers, voiced by stars including Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer.

Superhero film Wonder Woman narrowly fell to third place with $25.1 million in earnings.

The action film starring Gal Gadot has made a total of $318.3 million in domestic ticket sales in four weeks, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Gadot, of the Fast and Furious series, plays an Amazonian goddess-princess-superhero whose lasso, bracelet and tiara have magical powers. 47 Meters Down, the adventures of two sisters who fend off a shark attack after going cage diving, scored $7.4 million.

Coming in fifth was The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, which made $5.8 million. The film -- the latest revival of the original “Mummy” made in 1932 -- cost $125 million to make and has been widely panned by critics.

Rounding out the top 5 were:
All Eyez On Me ($5.8 million)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($5.2 million)
Rough Night ($4.7 million)
Captain Underpants ($4.3 million)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($3 million)

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