PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With the arrival of Transformers: The Last Knight, the box office rankings were transformed.
The fifth installment in the Transformers franchise, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, earned an estimated $45-million on its weekend debut for a convincing first-place finish.READ MORE: Fired-Up Sixers Fans Pack Wells Fargo Center For Home Opener
Second place was a virtual tie between the animated adventure, Cars 3, last weekend’s leader, and Wonder Woman each with $25-million.READ MORE: Student Shoots Himself In Leg Inside West Philadelphia School With Metal Detectors, Police Say
And rounding out the top five were the debuting shark thriller, 47 Meters Down, fourth with $7-million, followed by the holdover biodrama, All Eyez on Me, fifth with $6-million.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Killed Inside West Philadelphia Corner Store, Police Say
Overall, industry-wide totals were not only significantly lower than those of last weekend, but even further short of those of the counterpart weekend a year ago.