The fifth movie in the, now decade old, Transformers franchise, 'Transformers: The last knight', managed to win the box office during its opening weekend. However, the film series seems to be getting stale with domestic audiences. It's nearest competition at the box office, 'Wonder Woman', continued on its record-setting pace.

Transformers wins, but suffers domestically

With 'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuting on Wednesday, the movie had a five-day opening where it only grossed $69.1 million domestically at the box office.

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Even with the extra two-days this is the worst opening for any movie in the Transformers series. The first 'Transformers' film in 2007 made $70.5 million during its three-day opening. Even without the extra two days, 'Transformers' still would have won the weekend, taking in an estimated $45.3 million, with 'Wonder Woman' and 'Cars 3' coming in a virtual tie for second at around $25 million.

Despite the low domestic showing and this being director Michael Bay's last move in the series, Paramount still plans on giving people more giant robots.

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Last February, two other movies in the series were announced alongside 'The Last Knight.' Next year will see a spin-off prequel that will star Bumblebee, while 2019 will get the sixth movie in the series that will be the sequel to 'The Last Knight.'

China will likely save Transformers

'Transformers: The Last Knight' will likely be saved by the overseas box office, specifically China. The movie debuted in 40 different markets, making a total of $196.2 million, with a whopping $123.4 million coming from China.

This has already given the movie a global haul of about $265.3 million, compared to its reported budget of $217, not counting marketing. The previous movie in the series, 'Age of Extinction', made the majority of its money ($858.6 million) overseas. During its first week in China 'Extinction' made $92 million and finished with $320 million.

Wonder Woman continues to set records

At the end of its third weekend, 'Wonder Woman' has made a total of $652.9 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing live-action film to ever be directed by a woman. Having made $318 million domestically, the movie is on pace to move past 'Suicide Squad' ($325 million) and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' ($330 million) to become the highest grossing move in the DC extended universe.

It is now the third-highest grossing film ever directed by a woman, only behind 'Kung Fu Panda 2' ($665 million) and 'Frozen' ($1.27 billion).

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