‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Ignites to $110 Million at International Box Office, $170 Million Globally

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” kicked off at the international box office with $110 million from 68 markets, including a decent $40 million start in China.The seventh installment in Paramount’s action franchise also pulled in $60 million in its North American debut, bringing its worldwide tally to a solid $170 million.

Overseas audiences will be key to the theatrical success of “Rise of the Beasts,” which cost $200 million.

Prior entries in the 16-year-old live-action series have earned as much as 70% of overall box office returns outside of the U.S.

and Canada.At the international box office, ticket sales in China “Rise of the Beasts” are pacing 32% below “Bumblebee,” which is the most recent entry in the series.

But the newest chapter has managed to set franchise records in eight smaller markets, including Indonesia, Argentina and Peru.

The Autobots will take the box office milestones where they can get them.In China, which…

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