Weekend Forecast: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Featured Stories - on June 25, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

tf4.pngMichael Bay's fourth franchise outing in Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters this weekend.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

PROS:

- The franchise has accumulated over $1 billion domestically from the previous three films, solidifying it as one of the biggest modern box office powerhouses.
- The addition of Mark Wahlberg should add extra general audience appeal thanks to his rise to stardom in recent years.
- Facebook and Flixster activity are very healthy, with the former boasting nearly 32 million fans.
- The lack of any breakout blockbusters so far this summer could be an advantage here.

CONS:

- Twitter activity is noticeably behind that of April's and May's tentpole releases.
- Franchise fatigue typically sets in after three movies as casual moviegoers become burnt out on repetitive sequels.
- Although Wahlberg's presence may offset most of the effect, the absence of any cast members from the first three films is another point against this one as general audiences lose that sense of familiarity.
- The 165-minute runtime could further dampen average moviegoer interest.

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, June 29
Transformers: Age of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Paramount
$99,000,000 $99,000,000
22 Jump Street Jun 13, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$14,500,000 $139,300,000
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Jun 13, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$14,200,000 $123,200,000
Think Like a Man Too Jun 20, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$12,000,000 $50,000,000
Maleficent May 30, 2014 Disney
$8,700,000 $202,500,000
Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Warner Bros.
$7,200,000 $26,800,000
The Fault in Our Stars Jun 6, 2014 Fox
$5,200,000 $110,000,000
Edge of Tomorrow Jun 6, 2014 Warner Bros.
$5,100,000 $84,300,000
X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Fox
$3,500,000 $223,700,000
Chef May 9, 2014 Open Road
$1,200,000 $18,900,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

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