Transformers: Bumblebee opened today in China, India and Sri Lanka. Fans who are hoping to see a massive box office revenue for the movie, should keep an eye on the earnings from China; the current major market for the Transformers movie series.
During the past decade, China has contributed US$ 817 million to the movie series. Transformers: Bumblebee is expected to open with US$ 58 million (Opening Weekend) in China at over 600 IMAX theaters across the country (value revised from an initial US$ 40 Million).
At the end of its first day in China, the movie has earned approximately US$ 16 Million (a little over 100 million Yuan).
The latest Transformers movie is distributed in India and Sri Lanka by Paramount Pictures India. A special Yellow Carpet Premiere was held in Sri Lanka with several invitees from the local Cosplay community; who gained international recognition over the past years. The opening day tickets were all sold out and several moviegoers expressed their sadness for not being able to buy tickets on time.
Speaking to TFW2005, Sri Lankan director Hemesh Paranavithana stated that Travis Knight exceeded expectations and the word of mouth is strong in the island nation. Moviegoer Dimuth Jayasuriya, among many others, stated that the movie was enjoyable and they had a great time watching it. You can check out several photos from the event, after the jump.
By the time this news post went up, Bumblebee has acquired US$ 81 million from United States and US$ 108 million from the rest of the world during its 3 week stay.
Photo credits: Sithira Siriwardana, Mapitigama, Sohan Gunarathne
First time a Transformers theater standee arrived to Sri Lanka. It became an instant hit.
Couldn’t help but fall in love with the whole deco.
Part of the celebrity cosplay community of Sri Lanka. They absolutely loved the movie.
Who can say no to free snacks?
Walking the Yellow Carpet.
Sri Lankan director and my good friend; Hemesh Paranavithana. He’s a huge fan of the series.
Opening day is sold out. The crowd leaving the theater at the end of the movie. Standing ovation and cheers.
Well, a perfect end to a perfect day. From yellow to yellow.