‘Transformers 4’ Has The Best Opening Of 2014, But It’s Lower Than Second Film

Even though Transformers 4, also known as Age of Extinction, ruled the weekend box office with an estimated $100 million opening, that total is a little shy of what the second entry, Revenge of the Fallen, earned in 2009.

According to Box Office Mojo, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen earned $108.9 million during its opening weekend and went on to gross $200 million within its first five days of release. Transformers 4, which is now the highest opening film of 2014, will most likely not reach those numbers by its fifth day of release, but it will certainly win the top spot in its second weekend.

The three films being released over the Fourth of July weekend are Tammy, Earth to Echo, and Deliver Us from Evil, according to IMDb. It is unlikely that any of those films will beat Transformers 4, though, even if it does have a massive drop in its second weekend of release.

Audiences dodged the poor critical reception that Transformers 4 received and the fact that the film is nearly three hours long. Variety reports that Transformers 4 opened on Friday with $41.6 million and had a little drop on Saturday, earning $32.1 million. $10.7 million of its opening weekend total came from the more than 350 IMAX theaters in which the film is playing.

Transformers 4 was also a hit overseas, earning an estimated $201.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo.