Aug. 04 - Paramount Pictures' film ''Transformers: Age of Extinction'' becomes the first film in 2014 to make $1 billion USD in global box office returns according to media reports. John Russell reporting.
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Paramount's fourth installment of their Transformers franchise, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is the first film this year to surpass the 1 billion USD mark in global box office receipts as per entertainment trade publications.
Made for more than 200 million, the film pits Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and other Autobots against new villains. It met industry projections for its opening weekend.
The nearly three-hour movie garnered mostly poor reviews, with only 17 percent of 121 critics giving it a "fresh" rating, according to the site Rotten Tomatoes, but ticket buyers gave the film an A- rating according to polling service CinemaScore.
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