Based on this weekend's returns, the Transformers aren't going to face extinction any time soon, writes Box Office Mojo.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened this weekend to an estimated $100 million at the domestic box office, and an incredible $201 million from 37 international markets. This marks the biggest opening of the year so far in the US, ahead of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier which opened to $95 million earlier this year.
The international figure included a stunning $90 million from China - the biggest 'foreign' opening ever in the country.
The film earned $10.7 million from its 353 IMAX locations, the second all-time highest figure in June behind last year's Man of Steel. The 3D share in not available.
Box Office Mojo is predicting that Transformers: Age of Extinction will make a run at $1 billion, with openings still to come throughout Europe and Latin America.
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