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Transformers blows away box office with $100 million debut

Transformers: Age Of Extinction has destroyed the competition at the box office with a massive $100 million opening weekend haul.

The fourth installment of the action franchise, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, has become the biggest movie debut of the year (14) so far, toppling Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $95 million opening.


It also struck box office gold around the globe, raking in an additional $201.3 million outside of North America, with $90 million coming from China alone, setting a new record there as the top weekend opening in the nation's box office history, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Parts of the film were shot in the country.


Meanwhile, back in North America, 22 Jump Street is in a distant second place with $15.4 million , while How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounds out the top three with $13.1 million .