Transformers: Age of Extinction Friday Box Office Sizzles with $41.6 Million

Transformers: Age of Extinction Friday Box Office

Optimus Prime has rallied moviegoers to cinemas this weekend as Paramount’s Transformers: Age of Extinction put up the biggest opening  Friday of any film in 2014 thus far.

Playing at a massive 4,233 locations, Transformers: Age of Extinction carried forward momentum from $8.75 million earned on Thursday evening to push its opening day box office numbers on Friday to $41.6 million. The previous high in 2014 for a Friday was $38.4 million registered by Legendary’s Godzilla reboot.

The big opening day combined with an “A-” CinemaScore from moviegoers on Friday puts Transformers: Age of Extinction on pace to top $100 million through Sunday, which would make it the first film of 2014 to achieve the feat. Based on revised projections, the opening weekend for Transformers: Age of Extinction is looking to land somewhere in the range of $102-$104 million, assuming Saturday doesn’t sustain a massive drop-off.

The only real competition for Michael Bay’s fourth Transformers film is Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. With the July 4th holiday weekend coming up next weekend, Age of Extinction could touch $200 million domestically within its first week of release.

Transformers: Age of Extinction has also found success overseas with $52 million tallied on Friday for an international total of $80 million. $30 million of that came from the opening day in China, marking the biggest opening for any non-Chinese film in that country ever. The worldwide box office total for Transformers: Age of Extinction now stands at $121.6 million and counting.

Paramount is already trying to capitalize on the Transformers: Age of Extinction popularity with a Blu-ray Limited Edition gift set and regular Blu-ray already available for pre-order at

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