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Friday box office: 'Transformers' running short on gas; 'Wonder Woman' continues to slay

Friday box office: 'Transformers' running short on gas; 'Wonder Woman' continues to slay

Friday's box office brought good news and not-so-good news for Paramount, the studio behind "Transformers: The Last Knight," the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay.

The film took in an estimated $13.7 million Friday, easily putting it in the No. 1 spot ahead of two returning titles, "Cars 3" and "Wonder Woman." The haul puts "The Last Knight," which opened Wednesday, on track to gross about $64 million over the five-day weekend.

That's slightly below expectations and well behind the previous “Transformers” film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which opened with $100 million...

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