Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction made its worldwide debut with a whopping $301.3 million, which includes $100 million in North America for the weekend of June 29.
Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), which measures the performance of movies, announced Sunday the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 29, 2014.
“The world was Optimus-Primed and ready for the release of the fourth film in the “Transformers” franchise as “Age of Extinction” posted massive global numbers with $201.3 million from just 37 international territories and $100 million in North America for an astonishing $301.3 million worldwide debut,” said Rentrak’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
“China contributed nearly half of the international total with a $90 million representing a record for the largest opening weekend for a foreign film. Notably, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has taken the worldwide box office for X-Men franchise beyond $3 billion.”
According to Rentrak, the top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 29, 2014, are below.
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – Paramount – $100.0M
2. 22 Jump Street – Sony – $15.4M
3. How To Train Your Dragon 2 – 20th Century Fox – $13.1M
4. Think Like A Man Too – Sony – $10.4M
5. Maleficent – Disney – $8.2M
6. Jersey Boys – Warner Bros. – $7.6M
7. Edge Of Tomorrow – Warner Bros. – $5.2M
8. Fault In Our Stars, The – 20th Century Fox – $4.8M
9. X-Men: Days Of Future Past – 20th Century Fox – $3.3M
10. Chef – Open Road – $1.7M
11. Godzilla – Warner Bros. – $1.0M
12. Neighbors – Universal – $0.7M
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries’ leading provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere.
Photo courtesy: Transformers / Paramount Pictures