Box Office: Will “Transformers” clear $100 million?

ImageThe $billion dollar “Transformers” franchise returns to screens with no Shia, no Megan Fox, no Turturro or any of the humans from the first three films.

New lead, Mark Wahlberg, new younger short-short wearing hottie, Nicola Peltz. Better, more legible digital effects.

Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, a lot of Chinese pandering (Beijing, Hong Kong finale). Weak to terrible reviews (Was I too kind? I hope not).

What does this weekend hold? It opened Thursday night with a healthy $8-9 million.

Box Office Guru figures the terrible reviews will help dampen this “been there, seen that” franchise. $90 million.

Box Office Mojo is guessing $90 million.

“22 Jump Street” will hold a lot of its audience, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” a bit less, “Maleficent” will hang around. And “Jersey Boys,” despite the legions of irate seniors and defensive Italian Americans who sent me hate notes for panning it, will die a quick death. It should stick around, if the older folks love it that much. They need a few weeks to discover it. The box office prognosticators say that isn’t happening. We’ll see.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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