“Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari has a message for the People’s Republic of China: Stop watching the “Transformers” movies. The actor requested that the world’s most populous nation reject “Transformers: Age of Extinction” via Twitter.

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.

Posted by:Laurel Brown