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Paramount’s ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Edges Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ With $60.5 Million Opening Weekend Box Office

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount Pictures image)

Erik Gruenwedel

Paramount Pictures’ 10th Transformers movie, Rise of the Beasts, held off a strong sophomore weekend for Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with a reported $60.5 million in opening weekend ticket sales through June 11.

The Hasbro-inspired toy brand, which can be shifted from a vehicle, device, animal or robot, has been transformed into a franchise of live-action sci-fi movies originating in 2007’s Transformers with $70.5 million in opening-weekend ticket sales. That movie, co-starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel  and Tyrese Gibson, went on to generate almost $710 million global revenue.

Meanwhile, Across the Spider-Verse generated an estimated $55.4 million in ticket sales, bringing its total domestic gross to $225.446 million through Sunday, according to Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation. The movie generated $16.775 million on Friday, $21.225 million on Saturday and a projected $17.425 million on Sunday across 4,332 North American screens.

Through Saturday, the film officially surpassed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s total domestic gross of $190.2 million and became Sony Pictures Animation’s highest grossing domestic release of all time. The movie’s global total grew to $390 million in 12 days, also passing Into the Spider-Verse’s lifetime total of $377 million.

International markets snagged $47 million this weekend, down just 44% in its second frame, for an overseas gross of $164.5 million. The film is tracking 2.5-times that of Into The Spider-Verse at the same time in release for like international markets, excluding China.

Across the Spider-Verse is playing on 24,400+ screens in 59 markets. Key markets yet to release include Japan (June 16), and South Korea (June 21).

Top 10 foreign markets to date include: 

Market Weekend Total to Date
China $8.8 million $34.1 million
UK $5.1 M $20.3 M
Mexico $5.2 M $19.9 M
Australia $4.3  M $10.9 M
Brazil $3.3 M $8 M
France $2.4 M $6.9 M
India $1 M $4.8 M
Spain $1.3 M $4.5 M
Germany $1.6 M $4.5 M
Italy $1.1 M $4.5 M

Disney’s live-action reboot of The Little Mermaid added an estimated $22.8 million to up its North American tally past$228 million ($414.2 million globally) after three weekends.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sold another $7 million worth of tickets to up its global tally past $805 million ($335 million domestically) after six weekends. Twentieth Century Studios’ scuttled Hulu original horror movie The Boogeyman added nearly $7 million to up its two weekend total near $25 million in North America and almost $40 million worldwide.

Universal Pictures’ Fast X added an estimated $5.2 million to expand its global tally past $650 million after four weekends. Universal/Illumination’s reigning 2023 global box office champ, The Super Mario Bros. Movie topped $1.31 billion in revenue to become the third-highest grossing Universal movie ever after No. 1 Jurassic World and No. 2 Furious 7.

A24’s Korean love story Past Lives, saw another $520,000 across just 26(!) screens to up its 10-day total past $867,000.

Finally, Legendary Pictures’ The Machine made $180,000 in revenue on Friday, $230,000 on Saturday, and is projected to tally $165,000 on Sunday across 1,008 screens. The Sony studio projecting $575,000 in ticket sales for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $10.096 million through Sunday.

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