Transformers: Age of Extinction

No. 1 'Transformers' hits new low with $69 million domestic debut, but is saved by global box office

No. 1 'Transformers' hits new low with $69 million domestic debut, but is saved by global box office

“Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all the robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office.

The Paramount film, which opened Wednesday, took in $45 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend, placing it in the No. 1 spot ahead of returning titles "Cars 3" and "Wonder Woman." When factored into its five-day debut, “The Last Knight” grossed a franchise low of $69 million.

That's just slightly below expectations and well behind its predecessor, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which opened with $100 million over three days in 2014 —...

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