Stunning opening weekend for 4th Transformers movie

|By:, SA News Editor

Transformers: Age of Extinction took in close to $100M at movie theaters in the U.S. and over $300M globally in a smashing opening weekend.

The film cost $165M to produce, according to Studio System News.

The Transformers franchise continues to mesmerize in China. Some early estimates have Transformers 4 setting an all-time opening weekend record of $90M.

The film took in close to $11M for screenings in the IMAX (IMAX) format over the three-day period.

Though critical reviews and crowdsourcing scores (17% at Rotten Tomatoes) for the latest Transformers installment were underwhelming, the giant profits derived for Paramount Pictures (VIA, VIAB) is expected to give some life to plans for a Transformers 5 movie.