Bumblebee May Turn a Profit, But Transformers 5 Lost Over $100M

Bumblebee May Turn a Profit, But Transformers 5 Lost Over $100M
The Transformers franchise may very well be saved, as Bumblebee is apparently going to turn a nice profit. This, according to Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Viacom is the parent company to Paramount, the studio in control of the Transformers franchise. While that's good news for those who enjoyed Bumblebee, when looking at the numbers, his statement is a little bit confusing, at least on the surface and taken at face value.

According to a new report, Bob Bakish specifically congratulated Paramount on Bumblebee, which will be "solidly profitable." As of this writing, the 80s set Transformers spin-off, which was directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) has grossed $308 million worldwide. While slightly smaller in scope compared to the previous movies in the franchise, the movie still comes with a hefty $135 million price tag. Most of the time, when a studio spends that kind of money on a blockbuster,
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