“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” Opens at No. 1 in the Philippines

Have you watched Transformers: Rise of the Beasts yet? If you haven’t, then you should because the movie is making waves in the Philippines! In fact, it completely crushed its competition at the global box office with a massive weekend opening of $171 million at the worldwide box office. In the Philippines, the film debuted at No.1 on its five-day opening weekend, nabbing a huge chunk of the market share.

Transformers Rise of the Beasts Movie

Photo from Paramount Pictures International

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Plot

The seventh installment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts shows Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots teaming up with a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – who join them as allies in their epic battle to save Cybertron and Earth against Unicron and the Terrorcons. The film has scored high among audiences, with an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, as of writing.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Reviews

Local reviews for the film have been mostly positive, mainly for the direction it takes the franchise, and for standout characters such as the Maximals and humans Noah and Elena.

The Fanboy SEO especially likes the new human characters. “I did like the new take on the human characters for the film in the form of [Anthony] Ramos’ Noah Diaz and Dominique Fishback’s Elena who all have their own plot lines that also get resolved in a satisfying manner at the end of the film,” he says. “Great choice for giving us Elena, a believable ‘geek’ rather than an unbelievable supermodel who also has multiple PHDs.”

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