BOX OFFICE: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Is 2014's First Movie To Hit $1 Billion

Regardless of whether you love or hate this franchise, the popularity of Transformers can't be denied as the latest Michael Bay helmed instalment - Age of Extinction - is now the first movie of 2014 to hit $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/3/2014

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Transformers: Age of Extinction is now the second instalment in the four part franchise to hit $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Despite the fact that Paramount Pictures will receive only 25% of it, the movie was helped a great deal by an amazing performance in China where it grossed over $300 million. Domestically, it has earned $241.2 million, a franchise low. However, including those Chinese numbers, Age of Extinction has taken a whopping $763.8 million overseas. "Time and again, Michael has delivered pictures that audiences around the globe truly love," said Paramount chairman-CEO Brad Grey in a statement. "Along with the immensely talented and versatile Mark Wahlberg, the great Steven Spielberg as executive producer, and a superb cast, he created a powerful re-launch of this franchise. This tremendous accomplishment – to be the first film of 2014 to earn over $1 billion at the box office – proves once again that Michael is a world-class filmmaker at the top of his game." Transformers: Dark of the Moon, earned $1.12 billion back in 2011, while the first made $709 million and its sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took $836 million.
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TheAbaryMan369 - 8/3/2014, 9:18 AM
The worst action movie of 2014 is also the highest grossing. People need to develop better tastes.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/3/2014, 9:21 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy>>>>>>>>>>This
CaptainObvious - 8/3/2014, 9:22 AM
So this movie makes it to a billion while How to Train Your Dragon 2 underperforms.

People need to get their priorities in order.
remembertheking - 8/3/2014, 9:24 AM
this isnt love or hate. its either you like it or hate it.
0megaDaGod - 8/3/2014, 9:24 AM
Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 9:24 AM
This is just sad.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/3/2014, 9:25 AM
So many movies hit a billion nowadays. It really isn't that special anymore.
remembertheking - 8/3/2014, 9:25 AM
its the bloody foreign audience who contributed all this. its understandable to get huge north american box office numbers from a shit movie, but the foreign one too? what has this world come to.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/3/2014, 9:26 AM
Every other summer movie>>>>>>>This
AlexanderLykins - 8/3/2014, 9:26 AM
@AlphaAndDecima
Comparing Iron Man 3 to the Transformers franchise?