HONG KONG — A huge second weekend has given “Transformers: Age of Extinction” over $220 million at the Chinese box office and the country’s all-time theatrical record.
The film grossed RMB740 million ($119.8 million) in the week to Sunday (July 6, 2014), according to data from Ent Group. That followed a smashing three-day opening weekend of RMB628 million ($101.7 million) and gave the Michael Bay-directed film a 10-day cume to Sunday of RMB1.37 billion ($221.9 million).
“Avatar’s” all-time record stood at RMB1.39 billion. But that figure was certainly surpassed on Monday, for which data in not yet locally available.
Also, given that the Chinese currency has appreciated since “Avatar’s” release in 2009, the score by “Transformers 4″ is worth considerably more to its studio owners than the James Cameron-directed fantasy.