Michael Bay evidently has the magic touch when it comes to making box-office gold as the latest Transformers film broke Malaysian box-office records during the weekend.
Critics may have panned it and audiences have given it mixed reviews, but that certainly hasn’t put a dent into the Transformers franchise. The latest film, Transformers: Age of Extinction notched up the highest opening weekend box office in Malaysian history.
The fourth installment in filmmaker Michael Bay’s morphing robots series has set a new record as the biggest opening weekend gross of all-time in the country’s cinematic history, beating out previous record holders, Iron Man 3, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Marvel’s The Avengers, Fast & Furious 6 and also the three previous Transformers films.
The action blockbuster also holds the record of the number one and number two biggest all-time Single Day box office sales in Malaysia. The film has also managed to break records overseas and in the U.S. with a USD100 million haul over the weekend.
“Malaysians have always been huge fans of this franchise and we have seen astounding results even from the first film,” commented United International Pictures Malaysia Managing Director Nicholas Yong. “The fan base here is very strong and gone from strength to strength. By now putting Mark Wahlberg as our new lead, the introduction of new dinobots and robots plus the Asian setting only serve to push this film even further, bigger and better,” he added.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened on 26 June in Malaysia and is currently showing in cinemas nationwide in 2-D, 3-D, Dolby Atmos and IMAX 3-D.
Source: United International Pictures