Weekend Box Office Results of June 9-11: Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts get highest opening weekend gross with $60M

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

  1. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts : $60.5MFri $25.6M, Sat $19.3M, Sun $15.5M ($60.5 million total)
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse : $55.4MFri $16.8M, Sat $21.2M, Sun $17.4M ($225.4 million total)
  3.  The Little Mermaid : $22.7M Fri $6.8M, Sat $8.7M, Sun $7.1M  ($228 million total)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 : $7M – Fri $2M, Sat $2.85M, Sun $2.1M ($335.4 million total)
  5. The Boogeyman : $6.9M Fri $2.1M, Sat $2.79M, Sun $1.9M ($24.7 million total)
  6. Fast X : $5.2MFri $1.52M, Sat $2.1M, Sun $1.58M ($138 million total)
  7. Super Mario Bros : $2.12M Fri $640K, Sat $870K, Sun $610K  ($570.1 million total)
  8. About My Father : $845K Fri $248K, Sat $333K, Sun $263K  ($10.7 million total)
  9. The Machine :  $575KFri $180K Sat $230K Sun $165K ($10 million total)
  10. Past Lives : $520,7KFri $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

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

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.

  • Past Lives

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.