“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is setting course to smash James Cameron’s 2009 mega blockbuster “Avatar” record in China. The Mark Wahlberg starrer will be the top-grossing movie ever in Chinese if the film continues its unbelievable run. In its second week, the Michael Bay-directed sci-fi actioner grossed $50.9 million for a total cume of $212.8 million in the country. The number crunchers estimated that the fourth “Transformers” movie will pass Cameron’s $221.9 million record at the Chinese box office by midweek.
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Domestically, the pic raked in an estimated $36.4 million over the three-day Fourth of July weekend. The Michael Bay directed sci-fi actioner is still the top dog at the box office for a second consecutive weekend. The fourth installment in the franchise is going from strength-to-strengh, with a total cume of $174.7 million domestically and adding over $575 million globally. Wahlberg can also tick the boxes on this one for a career best, boosted by IMAX screenings in 150 theaters.
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In the fourth installment, earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies, but is moving on after all the giant robots disappeared. Cade Yeager (portrayed by Wahlberg), an inventor, discovers a buried Transformer which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers. Set with an all new human cast, Wahlberg is joined by Nicola Peltz who portrays his on-screen daughter, and Jack Reynor plays Peltz’s boyfriend.