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The fourth installment of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has earned over $100 million domestically this weekend.
According to Variety, Transformers: Age of Extinction destroyed the box office on Friday, making over $41.6 million, which is the largest opening of the year. Paramount had estimated that the movie would exceed $100 million in the opening weekend. This estimation would mean that it would be Bay's second biggest opening for his $2.6 billion series.
The biggest opening was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which released in 2009, with an opening of $109 million. This movie set a record in China, earning $3.5 million from midnight previews on Thursday.
Forbes accounts that Transformers 4 marked the biggest movie opening weekend of this year. The movie earned a powerful $100 million in America, and $301.3 million around the world.
The movie played to a 64 percent male and 35 percent female audience, as well as to 57 percent of the 25 and up age group. For ages 18 and under, the movie played to only 27 percent. This is quite rare for a high budget entertainment franchise that features robots transforming into cars.
Transformers is also doing great overseas. The movie earned $30 million during its first day in China, and made $90 million on its opening weekend, breaking the record for a foreign film played in China.
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