Home > Lifestyle > Entertainment > Movies
Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 7:30:00 PM
Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 7:40:15 AM
The second week box office take for Transformers: Age Of Extinction is enough to make Paramount’s film the biggest of all time in China.
Standing on US$222.7mil (RM712.64mil) after its second weekend on release, Transformers: Age Of Extinction is already outpacing the lifetime revenue of James Cameron film Avatar (US$221.9mil/RM710mil), notes The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s a resounding success for Paramount, whose 2011 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon contained exclusive content for Chinese audiences, and which co-produced Age Of Exctinction in conjunction with toy maker Hasbro as well as China’s Jiaflix Enterprises and the state-run China Movie Channel.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction further benefited from the inclusion of two high-profile Chinese actors in Li Bingbing and Han Geng, a reality TV open casting call, and prominent product placement during scenes shot in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
It had a US domestic gross of US$175mil (RM560mil) by July 6, set against production costs of US$210mil (RM640mil), while a worldwide take of $576mil (RM1.84bil) makes it the fifth biggest film of the year so far, one place ahead of Godzilla, and behind Maleficent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days Of Future Past in first.
Both Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and 2009’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen had been announced Obviously Worst Film at the annual Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards in the US, with the franchise now a regular at the Razzies. — AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Entertainment, Transformers, Age Of Extinction, China, Film, Movies, Paramount
China’s ICBC sees first quarterly profit fall in 6 years
Strong field makes it to first base in US$12b Australian energy sale
Philippines seeks US ‘assistance’ in South China Sea
China jails 45 in Xinjiang for illegal border crossing
Visa exemption for China group tourists from Oct 1
Vibrant show of Malaysian talent
Group show features creations by youngsters based on current affairs
Samsung Pay: Leave your wallet at home
Galaxy Note 5: To a new Galaxy
Best, fresh mee udang in Penang
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Organiser: My family roots reach back five generations
Europe questions border rules after train attack, migrant moves
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)