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!

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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Abary - 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.
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
Comparing Iron Man 3 to the Transformers franchise?

AlexanderLykins - 8/3/2014, 9:27 AM
Still crazy that Iron Man 3 let so many people down.
AlexanderLykins - 8/3/2014, 9:28 AM
I mean, it let me down too. But enough to say the Transformers franchise is on par with it?

MrFridayNights - 8/3/2014, 9:28 AM
Wow stupid dumb general audiences
MrFridayNights - 8/3/2014, 9:28 AM
General Audiences are retarded
NerdyKevin15 - 8/3/2014, 9:28 AM
congratulations to Transformers and Guardians of the Galaxy, the top 2 movies I loved this summer and doing great at the box office.

Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 9:29 AM

*cough* i [frick]ed your mom *cough*

Sorry about that, there seems to a cough spreading around the comment sections.
CaptainObvious - 8/3/2014, 9:29 AM
Despite this film (and the continuing downfall of Spider-Man), this has been one of the best summers in recent memory.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/3/2014, 9:30 AM
I would watch Iron Man 3 ten more times before watching this abomination again
MrFridayNights - 8/3/2014, 9:30 AM
The Hunger Games Mockingjay will make more money than Transformers Age of Extinction.
MrFridayNights - 8/3/2014, 9:31 AM
Iron Man 3 is a great movie The Mandarin twist was hilarious.
jimjim - 8/3/2014, 9:32 AM
you can thank china's 300 million dollars boxoffice numbers for this mess
Battabing - 8/3/2014, 9:33 AM
Stupid foreign box office.

You know nothing.
Ingelheim - 8/3/2014, 9:33 AM
And it's not even released in Spain....Dark Side of the Moon made 12 millions there; this one will make 15 probably.
Null - 8/3/2014, 9:34 AM
Im3 wasn't a let down, people just didn't like the twist.
Battabing - 8/3/2014, 9:34 AM
And I consider myself culturally superior to anyone for paid money to watch this movie.
Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 9:34 AM

I knew the Chinese were nothing but trouble!
Battabing - 8/3/2014, 9:35 AM
Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 9:36 AM
Why does every article have to turn into an IM3 debate?
yonny616 - 8/3/2014, 9:39 AM
AlexanderLykins - 8/3/2014, 9:40 AM
But, that's an opinion.
Klone - 8/3/2014, 9:40 AM

What if an independent critic payed to watch this film and their intellect makes yours look like that of an infant by comparison and their cultural knowledge utterly eclipsing yours?
TheRationalNerd - 8/3/2014, 9:41 AM
I say let the film make as much as it needs to make. I thoroughly enjoyed the action and more concentration on developing some autobot/decepticon characters. Plus, that soundtrack was too nice! Was it perfect? No! But it had improvements over the last few films. I feel if they really aced the DINOBOT characters by giving them more screentime/personality it would've been better. The very ending felt a little pushed and quickened but overall I still enjoyed watching it.
Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 9:41 AM
IM3 is easily one of my favourite MCU films. I'm not ashamed to say it.
WinterSoldier33 - 8/3/2014, 9:42 AM
iron man 3 sucked, it should not have maid that much.

I still have not seen T4
Klone - 8/3/2014, 9:43 AM

We'll give more of a shit about Celebrity A revealing their sexual preference than we will about atrocities and genocides happening elsewhere. We're [frick]ing stupid and we'll be the cause of our own downfall as a species.
JediPhilosopher - 8/3/2014, 9:44 AM
That's it. I need a doorway to an alternate universe right now. I don't even care what's on the other side.
Xandera - 8/3/2014, 9:44 AM
This just proves that, for the majority of people in this world, their taste only exists in their mouth...

UltimateCookie - 8/3/2014, 9:46 AM
Damn I mean these movies are bad but I mean the GA wants these movies so...
RorschachKnight - 8/3/2014, 9:47 AM
Well, this shows people shouldn't be racist about Chinese being geniuses anymore
TheGreenBastard - 8/3/2014, 9:48 AM
Does that mean this movie is Ironman 3, or The Dark Knight good?
MericawithanM - 8/3/2014, 9:48 AM
^China too. they will see anything with tons of CGI, no matter if it's good or not. If US keeps bowing down to them and kissing China's ass, then eventually all blockbusters are gonna be dogshit.
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