Box Office: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Smashes Records in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — Transformers: Age of Extinction has smashed Hong Kong box-office records.
The Michael Bay-directed blockbuster is now the all-time highest-grossing nonholiday opening and the top-grossing four-day weekend box-office record holder.
Partly shot in Hong Kong over two weeks in October, the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise grossed $1 million on its opening day in Hong Kong on June 26, breaking the record previously held by Iron Man 3 in April 2013 with $850,000, according to Hong Kong Box Office Ltd., a subsidiary of Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association and the Hong Kong Theatres Association. During the first four days of its release in the territory, it has raked in $4.8 million, ahead of Iron Man 3 with $4.7 million.
The movie's popularity in Hong Kong might have been spurred by its climactic scenes taking place in the territory, where Optimus Prime fought with the dinobots against Galvatron and bounty hunter Lockdown.
The world premiere was held in Hong Kong on June 19. Helmer Bay and stars Mark Walhberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing attended the star-studded event.