“Transformers” Crashes! Scarlett Johansson’s Disastrous “Rough Night”! Summer 2017 Box Office Bombs Keep Falling!

Summer’s New Movies Continue To Crash And Burn!

Hollywood’s summer box office blues continue, as another high profile film under-delivers. “Transformers: The Last Knight” will have an opening weekend around $69.1M, per industry sources.

“The Last Knight” will be, by far, the lowest grossing opening for the Transformers series through five films. Even worse, this number is almost 40% lower than the previous film in the series.

While many big budget films make the bulk of their money overseas, China throws a curveball – even if a movie grosses a lot in that country, barely 25% of the $$$ make it back to the studio, versus fully half of the domestic box office.

This is just the latest box office disappointment this summer – here is another one:

The new comedy “Rough Night” has barely grossed $16-million after its second weekend in theaters – audiences clearly rejected this black comedy, not even showing up to see if it was worthwhile.

These bombs are dropping soon after summer got off to a dismal start thanks to these films:

Amy Schumer’s first movie “Trainwreck” grossed more than $100-million – her new effort “Snatched” won’t get to half of that. The latest “Alien” and “Pirates” films are grossing much less than expected as well, and “King Arthur” will be a $100-mil write-off for Warner Brothers.

This summer has been filled with unwanted sequels and uninteresting “blockbusters”, and crowds are turning their back on Hollywood – another huge debacle was “The Mummy” remake with Tom Cruise.

Here is a look at the awful start to the summer:

https://johnrieber.com/2017/06/12/bombs-away-the-mummy-unwraps-another-2017-summer-movie-disaster-tom-cruse-fires-box-office-blanks/

It’s important to point out that “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.II” are both huge hits, but overall, the films this summer aren’t resonating with moviegoers.

I think we are going to see a couple of additional sequels come out to lower box office than expected as well – sequel fatigue is clearly upon us this summer.

Hollywood has a long history delivering smash hits – but also shocking box office bombs..like this one:

“Monster Trucks” was written off BEFORE IT EVEN OPENED!

That’s right, the company releasing this movie this January wrote off $115-million dollars the week the film was scheduled to open…read all about this debacle here:


https://johnrieber.com/2017/01/16/monster-trucks-meltdown-115-million-write-off-before-it-even-opened-disastrous-movie-performances/

Certain online personalities take stories like this as an insult to the films being discussed – but all I am focused on is the box office gross of these movies: if international helps salvage them, great! However, it’s hard to make hundreds of millions of dollars just from overseas box office…so this could be a summer when moviegoers send a loud message to Hollywood…



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6 replies

  1. No desire to see anything other than Wonder Woman. I’m hoping Stephen King’s blockbuster is good starring Matthew McC and Elba. I’d like to see Dunkirk. That’s about it!

    • I want to support The Dark Tower – Dunkirk has a great story, but Nolan has gotten so humorless in his storytelling that even the trailer felt long…we’ll see – thanks as always for your comments!

  2. They keep re-hashing the same old crap, then wonder why nobody wants to watch it. The studios need to get rid of a lot of their executives, if you ask me. Shame about Scarlett though. She’s hot enough to watch reading the news!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, these films feel SO “been there seen that” – even Scarlett’s film is just a female version of “Very Bad Things”, about guys at a bachelor party who accidentally kill a stripper. That bombed so why did they think to remake it with women? Apparently audiences completely tuned out once the guy dies, because it’s not really funny, is it?

      • Everything I hate about ‘modern’ Hollywood. If they are not remaking American films for no good reason, they are desecrating European originals. What happened to originality? Sad.

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