Paramount's latest entry in the "Transformers" franchise landed the No. 1 spot on comScore Inc.'s rankings of top 10 video-on-demand titles for the week ended Oct. 1, while Warner Bros. superhero movie "Wonder Woman" slid to No. 2.
Based on the eponymous toy line created by Hasbro Inc., "Transformers: The Last Knight" sees Mark Wahlberg reprise his role from 2014's "Age of Extinction" as Cade Yeager, a man in the middle of a war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.
The movie pulled in about $130.2 million at the U.S. box office and roughly $475.3 million overseas for a global total of $605.4 million, against a production budget of $217 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. ComScore estimated the movie's U.S. revenue to be $130.1 million.
"The Last Knight" did not do well with critics and general audiences, receiving a 15% "rotten" rating and a 46% audience score on RottenTomatoes.com. "Cacophonous, thinly plotted, and boasting state-of-the-art special effects, The Last Knight is pretty much what you'd expect from the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise," wrote the website. "The Last Knight" received a 28 out of 100 on Metacritic and a user score of 4.0, while IMDb's rating was at a 5.2 as of Oct. 9.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s "47 Meters Down" debuted at the No. 3 spot for the measured period. The survival horror film stars Claire Holt and Mandy Moore as two sisters who go cage diving while on holiday in Mexico. When the cable holding the cage breaks, the two sisters must find a way to get out before they fall victim to the great white sharks in their vicinity.
"47 Meters Down" generated $44.3 million domestically, compared with a production budget of $5.5 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. The movie's local revenue was $43.6 million, as per comScore estimates.
The movie received a 53% "rotten" rating on RottenTomatoes.com and an audience score of 37%, with the critical consensus that it "doesn't take its terrifying premise quite as far as it should, but its toothy antagonists still offer a few thrills for less demanding genre enthusiasts." On Metacritic, it received a 52 out of 100 and a user score of 4.7, with IMDb's rating at a 5.7.