Paramount/Skydance/Hasbro’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts won the weekend box office with $60.5M after a $19.3M Saturday, down 25% from Friday. Even though Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won the weekend box office with $55.4M, its second day of release only brought in $21.2M, a 26% drop from Friday.
June 9-11 Box Office Results: Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts opens with $60 million
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts : $60.5M – Fri $25.6M, Sat $19.3M, Sun $15.5M ($60.5 million total)
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse : $55.4M – Fri $16.8M, Sat $21.2M, Sun $17.4M ($225.4 million total)
- The Little Mermaid : $22.7M – Fri $6.8M, Sat $8.7M, Sun $7.1M ($228 million total)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 : $7M – Fri $2M, Sat $2.85M, Sun $2.1M ($335.4 million total)
- The Boogeyman : $6.9M – Fri $2.1M, Sat $2.79M, Sun $1.9M ($24.7 million total)
- Fast X : $5.2M – Fri $1.52M, Sat $2.1M, Sun $1.58M ($138 million total)
- Super Mario Bros : $2.12M – Fri $640K, Sat $870K, Sun $610K ($570.1 million total)
- About My Father : $845K – Fri $248K, Sat $333K, Sun $263K ($10.7 million total)
- The Machine : $575K – Fri $180K Sat $230K Sun $165K ($10 million total)
- Past Lives : $520,7K – Fri $202K, Sat $178K, Sun $140K ($867,096 total)
May you need to know
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
Transformers has changed. The first three films grossed $300 million, $350 million, and $400 million. After Wahlberg replaced LaBeouf, Age of Extinction grossed $245 million (with a $100 million opening) and The Last Knight grossed $130 million. Bumblebee earned $127 million, but its Certified Fresh 92% from reviewers was unheard of for a Transformers picture, given that the previous four films only earned 88%. The original received a 58%. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts opened to nearly as much as Bumblebee and The Last Knight combined despite a 53% Tomatometer rating.
Beasts’ $60 million start will enhance Paramount’s chances of a profit. It will take three times $200 million to make a profit from this fourth Transformers film. Thanks to international hauls, these films rarely face issues. Bumblebee earned $340 million abroad, the lowest of the six films. The Last Knight’s $217 million budget was unsalvageable despite $475 million in worldwide sales due to its low domestic gross. Rise of the Beasts made $110 million overseas this weekend. Far to go.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won an Oscar for best animated feature in 2018, has a domestic gross of $190.2 million, but its sequel has already surpassed that with a running cume of $225.5 million. Considering the majority of Disney MCU releases have dropped 60% to 70% in the post-pandemic era, the film’s second-weekend hold of 54% is impressive.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse grossed $390 million worldwide. It outgrossed Into the Spider-Verse in nine days and nearly stayed on top for another week. Second place is irrelevant when it brings over $55 million, the ninth-best June second weekend ever. Until Across the Spider-Verse surpassed it, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2’s $225.1 million was the tenth-highest 10-day total this month. It also beat Raimi’s second weekend by more than $10 million, putting it on track to top $373 million.
After a $6.8 million Friday (-42%), studio projections put Disney’s The Little Mermaid in third place this weekend with an estimated $24 million in earnings (down 41%) and a total of $230 million by Sunday.
Disney’s live-action version is on track to make $340 million, which would give the company two films this summer to hit that mark; but, the studio is still keeping a wary eye on Mermaid’s worldwide total, which currently stands at $185 million. It should easily reach $500 million, but it needs to earn $700 million or it will look more like “Under the Red Sea.”
Over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 grossed over $335 million, bringing its total domestic gross to over $805 million.
After a poor start to the summer, the comic book movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is on track to earn a 3x multiple off its $118M opening weekend.
The Boogeyman, a horror film released by Fox, came in at number four and earned $6.9 million, increasing its total to $24.7 million. With $23.9 million after 10 days, 47 Meters Down only had $7.08 million in its second weekend, putting it barely ahead of 47 Meters Down. Despite grossing over $44 million worldwide, the $35 million film lost money at the box office.
Fast X had $7.6M previews and a $28M first Friday and $67M opening weekend last month.
Everything pointed to the picture not hitting $150 million in North America. It’s at $138 million, $8 million behind X-Men: Apocalypse, which concluded with $155 million and earned $5.3 million in its fourth weekend compared to Fast X’s $5.2 million. The picture made $652+ million worldwide but lost over $180 million. Fast X: Part 2 will be released in early April 2025, but Part 1 could be Universal’s biggest flop.
About My Father and The Machine
The Machine, About My Father all lost over 1,400 theaters in their third weekends because they looked like films belonged on a home streaming service’s menu.
With $520,772 from only 24 cinemas, Celine Song’s Past Lives debuted in the top 10 this weekend. The A24 release will be released in a wide release on June 23, grossing an estimated $20,029 per theater. The film has received acclaim ever since its Sundance debut, and its restricted release has helped it make nearly $867,000 in that time. Comparatively, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, which opened in just five theaters, made $824,173 in its second weekend and $1.22 million in its first ten days. It earned $13.5 million in total revenue. The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang, added another 35 theaters in its second week and made $1.14 million for a total of $1.64 million in its first 10 days. After that, it made $17.6 million in revenue.