The franchise’s sixth film has a lot of audience overlap with the well-received animated ”Spider-Man“ sequel
The No. 1 position at this weekend’s box office is up for grabs. While Paramount’s “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is stomping into theaters hoping to reclaim some of its franchise’s former box office glory, the top spot could be swiped by Sony’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” which is showing excellent midweek returns and could have long legs at the box office.
This is the first time in six years that a “Transformers” movie has graced the summer slate. Once upon a time, Michael Bay’s “Transformers” was the top franchise at the box office, sporting a lifetime total of $4.8 billion worldwide and a pair of billion-dollar hits with “Dark of the Moon” in 2011 and “Age of Extinction” in 2014.