The Box Office Report: ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ holds off ‘Spider-Verse’
The newest ‘Transformers’ movie doesn’t fully recapture the franchise’s box office magic while ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ quickly tops its predecessor’s haul.
Hello! Welcome to The Box Office Report for the weekend of June 9-11, 2023.
1. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Weekend gross: $60.5M
Total domestic gross: $60.5M
Last weekend: New release
Percent drop: NA
In a close weekend, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts held off Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse to win the weekend. It helped that the latest Transformers movie had not only Thursday previews but also a Wednesday fan event to pad out its box office haul. (It’s kind of funny that as we transitioned from midnight screenings to Thursday and even Wednesday screenings, the industry just silently agreed to keep pretending those box office numbers were part of the Friday totals.)
Anyways, Rise of the Beasts wasn’t a massive box office hit like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($109 million opening weekend), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100 million opening weekend) or Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($97.9 million opening weekend), but it did represent a decent bump from Bumblebee ($21.6 million opening weekend) and Transformers: The Last Knight ($44.7 million opening weekend).
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