TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Box Office Tracking Points To A Franchise-Low Opening For The Movie

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Box Office Tracking Points To A Franchise-Low Opening For The Movie TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Box Office Tracking Points To A Franchise-Low Opening For The Movie

Things aren't looking particularly good for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts as early box office tracking points to the movie having the lowest opening weekend of the entire franchise. Is it about to flop?

By JoshWilding - May 16, 2023 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Transformers
Source: Box Office Pro (via

June promises to be an exciting month for blockbuster movies, kicking off with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse before Transformers: Rise of the Beasts rolls out a week later. The Flash will then follow, and they'll all have to content with May titles like Fast X and The Little Mermaid.

Box Office Pro (via recently shared some early tracking data for the next Transformers title at the North American box office, and the first meeting of the Autobots and Maximals in live-action currently looks set to underwhelm. 

While there's been a lot of interest in Rise of the Beasts' trailers from longtime fans, that might be the only thing it has going for it right now!

2018's Bumblebee had legs, grossing $127.2 million domestically and $468 million worldwide; however, that was still 68% down from the franchise's peak with Revenge of the Fallen in 2009, a movie which earned $402 million in North America. 

However, the site explains that early tracking and pre-sales have put Rise of the Beasts in line with noteworthy flops like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Morbius, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and Terminator: Dark Fate.

That's dubious company to be in, and Paramount Pictures won't be happy with early estimates of a $30 million - $40 million opening and predicted $61 million - $90 million lifetime gross. 

The next Transformers movie being sandwiched Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Flash obviously isn't helping matters, and this won't be the fresh start the studio was hoping for. It will also mark another noteworthy disappointment for the studio after Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves similarly underperformed. 

"Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world," reads the synopsis, "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a '90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons."

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to be released in U.S. theatres on June 9.

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dracula - 5/16/2023, 12:29 PM
Why mix G1 with Beast Wars. Do one or the other
EZBeast - 5/16/2023, 1:19 PM
@dracula - EXACTLY!!!
dragon316 - 5/16/2023, 1:20 PM
@dracula - both series mixed with little g1 and beast wars together

beast wars season 3 intro

transformers season car robots intro
Himura - 5/16/2023, 2:00 PM
@dracula - I mean, they shouldve done it eventually:

I think they mainly did it this way because of the brand recognition and familiarity with the old characters.
REMIMARKS - 5/16/2023, 12:33 PM
Sounds like people are losing interest in this franchise. Honestly I think they need to just focus on the transformers and remove the human characters in these movies. I understand it from a writers point of view, that the audience needs something relatable, but I'm not going to see a transformer movie because of the random guy and girl that joins to save the world.
GhostDog - 5/16/2023, 12:34 PM
These movies need a complete overhaul
dracula - 5/16/2023, 12:36 PM
Could do an optimus prime origin movie, have him go from space bridge repair bot Orion Pax to hero

bobevanz - 5/16/2023, 12:44 PM
Months of no TV spots and the same crappy trailer didn't help. I really thought they were on the right track after Bumblebee. Of course that's the master Travis Knight turning water into wine
AmazingFILMporg - 5/16/2023, 12:49 PM
The trailer actually got me hyped. If it's good I hope it makes bank💁
thedrudo - 5/16/2023, 1:05 PM
Sadly doesn’t look too good so I’m not surprised.
Order66 - 5/16/2023, 1:13 PM
I go to see transformers to see transformers. Nobody wants to see [frick]ing humans.
supermanrex - 5/16/2023, 2:02 PM
@Order66 - part of the humans in transformers is to give us the scale of how big these bots are. to not have humans and just robots only on cybertron you lose part of the coolness of the transformers is that these are big [frick]ing robots. they [frick]ed up and not translating their personalities to the screen cause each bot has a unique style to them that bay ignored.
dragon316 - 5/16/2023, 1:25 PM
I saw all movies in theater to support transformers and movies I will see this in theaters movie have done good turning never like transformers into fans,
Transformers look realistic and transform realistic
G1 have same comedy as movies do but movies put little adult humor in it
Transformers became popular again didn’t die out like thunder cats have

Bad some annoying bad characters ,
Sexual jokes
Unexplained answer same g1 cartoon series and animated movie both same
Himura - 5/16/2023, 2:01 PM
Meanwhile this is the first Transformers movie I plan on watching in theaters since the 2nd film. Been waiting for Beast Wars since forever.
EskimoJ - 5/16/2023, 2:28 PM
Go woke, go broke.
ThorArms - 5/16/2023, 2:43 PM
@EskimoJ - lmao what
RitoRevolto - 5/16/2023, 2:29 PM
Don't care, still gonna see it.
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/16/2023, 4:20 PM
I feel like Mirage is gonna annoy me like Jar Jar Binks did.
StSteven - 5/16/2023, 5:56 PM
I don't understand why this movie keeps getting referred to as a "fresh start" or reboot or whatever, because it's not. It's a direct sequel to "Bumblebee" which was a prequel to the Bay films (this comes from both the producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura AND the director of "BB" Travis Knight). And with the added fact that in this movie we see Prime's mouth again AND the fact that according to a previous article on this site the director (Caple) sought Bay's advice on how to handle the TF action scenes, it seems pretty clear that this is just a sequel to the prequel, a la Star Wars style. And with that in mind, don't be surprised that they will do at least one more of these movies (assuming that this one doesn't flop) set before the 2007 one which may or may not tie things together.

And for those who are lamenting the humans in these movies, there's going to be the "Transformers One" all CGI, all Cybertron, all origin stories for OP, Megs, etc., next year, and if it does well there will likely be a "TF Two" and "TF Three" as that same producer said recently that he envisions it as a trilogy.

So to quote one of the the great orators of our time, Hedley LaMarr, "Gentlemen, rest your sphincters". There should be plenty of TF goodness for everyone to go around.

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