NEW YORK -- The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day total of $69.1 million since opening Wednesday.

All previous "Transformers" sequels opened with $97 million-plus.

"Wonder Woman" and "Cars 3" tied for second place, both with $25.2 million. Nearly a month after opening, Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" continues to be a major draw. In four weeks, it has surpassed $300 million domestically. And at $652.9 million globally, it's the highest grossing film directed by a woman, not accounting for inflation.

But Paramount Pictures' "The Last Knight," the second "Transformers" movie to star Mark Wahlberg, still showed its might overseas. It took in $196.2 million internationally, including an impressive $123.4 million in China.

Future business will tell whether those grosses are enough to cover a hugely expensive movie: $217 million to make, plus nearly as much to market.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included.

1. "Transformers: The Last Knight," $ 45.3 million ($196.2 million international).

2. (Tie) "Wonder Woman," $25.2 million ($20.5 million international).

2. (Tie) "Cars 3," $25.2 million ($11.9 million international).

4. "47 Meters Down," $7.4 million.

5. "All Eyez On Me," $5.9 million ($1.1 million international).

6. "The Mummy," $5.8 million ($16.5 million international).

7. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," $5.2 million ($8.3 million international).

8. "Rough Night," $4.7 million ($2 million international).

9. "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," $4.3 million ($1 million international).

10. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," $3 million.

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