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Transformers 4 destroys North America box office rivals

Published on Jul 1, 2014 6:20 AM
 
A 20 foot-tall Optimus Prime figure is surrounded by journalists before the world premiere of Hollywood movie Transformers 4 in Hong Kong on June 19, 2014. The fourth installment of the smash hit Transformers franchise topped the North American box office on its opening weekend, industry data showed on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The fourth installment of the smash hit Transformers franchise topped the North American box office on its opening weekend, industry data showed on Monday.

Some bad reviews did not keep Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction - a massive-budget morphing robots epic - from becoming the first movie of the year to open with US$100 million (S$124.6 million) on the domestic front, according to industry monitor Exhibitor Relations.

This chapter, which stars Mark Wahlberg, sees a powerful group of scientists scrambling to break new tech barriers.

Buddy comedy 22 Jump Street, featuring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, meanwhile pulled in US$15.8 million in second place, for a total of US$139.8 million after three weeks in theaters.

 
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