Box Office: ‘Bumblebee’ Conquers Overseas Again With $35.6 Million
Paramount’s “Transformers” spinoff “Bumblebee” led the international box office again, generating $35.6 million in 64 markets.The autobot origin story, starring Hailee Steinfeld, has now earned $256.3 million overseas for a worldwide haul of $364 million.
While ticket sales are way below even the worst reviewed installments in the sci-fi franchise (“Transformers: The Last Knight” ended its theatrical run with $605 million in 2017), this entry has proven to have long legs at the box office.
Moreover, the studio paid less than half of what it cost the previous Michael Bay-directed “Transformers” movies to make.“Bumblebee” opened in the Philippines this weekend with $2.2 million.
Among holdovers, China saw the best returns with $24.8 million from 7,232 locations, followed by the United Kingdom with $1.3 million in 557 sites.
It releases in its final territory, Japan, on March 22.“Aquaman” — starring Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan — nabbed the No.
2 spot overseas, adding another $27.9 million from 79 territories.
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