With all due respect, people of China, stop seeing Transformers so much, you’re making movies worse for everyone!
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) July 8, 2014
Yes, it’s a joke. But it’s also not entirely a joke, since — despite abysmal reviews from critics — the fourth “Transformers” film earned $300 million in its opening weekend, one-third of that from China. Of course, the United States accounted for another third of the profits too. It’s best not to think about that though.
Since then, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” has become the biggest money-maker in China. Ansari may need a lot of tweets to combat that kind of money.