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    Re: Box Office

    Did you know that regular people who weren't in the film industry didn't know about and usually didn't care about this stuff until around 1981 or so? Wanna know why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrocool View Post
    Did you know that regular people who weren't in the film industry didn't know about and usually didn't care about this stuff until around 1981 or so? Wanna know why?
    My guess... HBO?

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    Not bad
    'Transformers 3' Makes $21.4M Thursday; Should Make $165M Domestic On Way To $350M Global Cume For First 7 Days

    By NIKKI FINKE | Friday July 1, 2011 @ 8:16am PDTTags: Box Office, Michael Bay 3D, Michael Bay Transformers 3, Paramount Pictures, Transformers 3, Transformers: Dark of the Moon


    THURSDAY PM/FRIDAY AM, 8TH UPDATE: Paramount says Thursday's gross was $21.4M for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. The North American cume is now $64.6M, and 60% of that comes from higher priced 3D tickets. Right now the studio is projecting that Michael Bay's actioner should make $165M domestic through the Fourth Of July.

    WEDNESDAY PM/THURSDAY AM, 6TH UPDATE: The Fourth Of July fireworks are already beginning at the box office. Paramount's Transformers 3 lit up 2011's biggest North American opening day, even though it's Wednesday, beating fellow 3D film Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 which had the year's highest gross on a Friday. The Michael Bay 3D actioner hit $37.7M Wednesday, which included the $8M from midnight screenings. Adding in Tuesday's pre-midnight 3D sneaks of $5.5M, the cume is now $43.2M. Paramount itself had put the range possible between $35M-$40M. IMAX accounted for $3.3M on 146 domestic sites and $1.7M internationally on 89 sites for a total $5.1M (including Tuesday and Wednesday cumes). Pirates 4 set the 2011 record by opening to $34.8M including midnight shows.


    Surprisingly considering the mixed reviews, audiences gave the pic an 'A' CinemaScore. Exit polling showed that 62% Males gave it an 'A-' and 38% Females an 'A', while 55% under age 25 gave it an 'A' and 45% over 25 an 'A-'.


    Wednesday's domestic numbers are bigger than Transformers 1 but don't better Transformers 2. However, international for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is expected to come in higher than previous installments and set a record for the franchise's global cume as it rolls out in 110 countries over Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Paramount today estimated an opening day foreign take of $32.5M, which is 38% ahead of Transformers 2 for the markets that have opened. The overseas cume with previews is estimated at $36.6M for a global take so far of $80M.Transformers 2 did 10% more grosses outside the U.S., and this threequel should be a notch better -- $165+M. That means the global cume for Dark Of The Moon should range from a low of $315M to more likely $365M for its first seven days in theaters.


    Notable includes Asia where Korea which opened to a massive $5.03M from 1,291 theaters, which is 217% up on Pirates 4 and 114% up on Transformers 2 for the biggest opening day of all time in Korea for any film. (The studio says 53% of business was from 3D.) Hong Kong and Singapore scored the biggest non-holiday opening day of all time and the 3rd biggest opening day of all time. Malaysia had the biggest opening day ever, and the biggest single day ever, and biggest 3D gross ever. No records were set in Australia ($2.8M from 392 theaters, 32% ahead of Transformers 2 with 71% of business in 3D), New Zealand ($335K from 87 theaters, which was 3% behind Transformers 2).


    In Europe, the UK opened to $3.5M from 494 locations, and previews take the total to $4.17M. The opening was 10% up on Pirates 4 (also a Wednesday opening) but 25% below Transformers 2 which opened on a Friday. (And 70% of business was from 3D.) Germany was 1/3 bigger than Transformers 2. France opened to $3M, including previews, from 700 theaters for the biggest opening day of 2011. Russia following the World Premiere with a huge $3.1M from its opening day, rising to $4.2M with previews. The opening was 76% up on Transformers 2 but 35% down on Pirates 4.


    In Latin America, most markets open today or tomorrow in the region but the early numbers are very strong: Peru is the biggest opening day of all time and the biggest day of all time for any movie. It is 153% ahead of Pirates 4 and 273% ahead of Transformers 2.

    WEDNESDAY 9 AM UPDATE: The only 2011 movie to do more was The Hangover Part II which opened to $10.4M midnights. By contrast, Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 did $4.7M midnights. Now the comps: Transformers 1 in 2007 opened wide at 8 PM on July 3rd, which was a Monday night, and did $8.8M for all shows. Transformers 2 opened wide at midnight two years ago and did $16 million. If tracking is any indication, this threequel should do box office between the two prior films but closer to Transformers 1. So Paramount expected around $10M total for Tuesday's pre-midnight 3D-only screenings and Wednesday's midnight and later shows. The exact tally turned out to be a bigger $13.5M -- $5.5M for 3D-only pre-midnight Tuesday screenings, and $8M for Wednesday mightnights. Remember, only 2,700 3D screens opened Tuesday pre-midnight. Then another 300 to 500 2D screens opened at midnight Wednesday. By the time the movie releases wide today, it'll play in 4,011 locations.


    Paramount is expecting this latest installment in the franchise to open less than the last one in the U.S. but play to better multiples. Grosses over the seven days from Tuesday night through the Fourth Of July should hit $200M, though the studio keeps lobbing lowball estimates of $150M-$165M despite the higher 3D ticket prices. ('Transformers 3' $150M For First 6 Days?)
    Internationally, almost every territory opens this week, except Japan and China, which should account for 15% of the pic's business. ('Transformers 3' Premiere In Red Square)

    TUESDAY PM: Bring sunglasses and earplugs to Transformers 3 or you'll walk out of the theater like one Paramount exec who told me he was not just blinded by the 3D but also deafened by the battles. I hope he was just kidding, because you don't want to miss those cheap shots at Megan Fox (like the robots who complained that the other girl was mean). Actually, Michael Bay wasn't kidding when he said certain shots took a year to get right. This is just some of the reaction as Transformers: Dark Of The Moon opened in 3D starting at 9 PM tonight. I'll keep writing about this phenom for the next seven days in what's shaping up to be a very loooong Fourth Of July holiday week.


    A few seconds after I posted this, the film's 14-time Academy Award nominee re-recording mixer Greg P. Russell emailed that, "I had my technician go over to the Paramount theater to make sure it was perfect. Just looking out for Michael. If you're sitting close in that room, you're screwed. Because I know it sounds awesome. Best sound mix of any Bay film yet. The irony is that the Visual FX and Sound will more than likely be nominated for Oscars by their peers who know the difference."


    Russell, who spent six months doing what he calls the best work of his 30-year career, says many movie theaters are presenting the pic in the brand-new 7.1 sound. Bay has said, "This is the most complex intricate soundtrack that me and my Academy Award-winning sound team have done. They really outdid themselves to make this a big picture experience."
    How much is riding on this film? A lot, judging by Paramount's pull-out-all-the-stops tude.



    (Paramount Making Too Many 3D Demands?) Bay already has called the chief executives of major theater chains imploring them to show Transformers: Dark Of The Moon in a way that makes 3D look brighter and sharper. Since the darkness of 3D has started to impact movie satisfaction. (Michael Bay Writes To Theater Projectionists)


    Reviews are mixed to bad but better than the really rotten ones for Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (which we all agree was horrid).

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    Re: Box Office

    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    My guess... HBO?
    Heh....no.

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    Re: Box Office

    Made a cool $97.4 million in 3 days (over the weekend - domestically).
    Weekend Report: 'Transformers' Claims Independence Gross Record

    by Brandon Gray
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon


    July 3, 2011

    This weekend, Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the box office with an estimated $97.4 million on approximately 9,300 screens at 4,013 locations. In the process, the robo-threequel rocked the Independence Day weekend gross record, eclipsing Spider-Man 2's $88.2 million, and socked Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for the top-grossing weekend crown of 2011 so far. The Friday-to-Sunday opening salvos of Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were $70.5 million and $109 million, respectively.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon amassed $156.6 million for its five-day opening ($162.1 million total including Tuesday night previews), edging out Spider-Man 2's $152.4 million as the ninth highest-grossing five-day start ever. The last big movie to share Dark of the Moon's days and dates (Wednesday, June 29, through Sunday, July 3) was War of the Worlds in 2005, and Dark of the Moon handily out-grossed that alien invasion movie's $100.6 million five-day launch, though the two movies had nearly identical percentage changes throughout the weekend.


    However, whlie the first Transformers made $133.3 million by day five (including previews), the second one, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, collected $200.1 million by its fifth day. What's more, Dark of the Moon's estimated attendance was far below Dark of the Moon and Spider-Man 2 and even behind the first Transformers by over ten percent. Dark of the Moon's 3D share of the gross was 60 percent at a record 2,789 3D locations, which was stronger than the 40 percent range showings of the last four major 3D releases (Cars 2, Green Lantern, Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates 4) but still down from the format's glory days. Dark of the Moon's exit polling results were 62 percent male (compred to 54 percent male for Revenge of the Fallen) and 55 percent under 25 years old.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon had an uphill battle after the negative reactions to Revenge of the Fallen, which itself relied on the good will generated by the first Transformers to deliver its awesome numbers. Dark of the Moon looked like more of the same, though its marketing promised the slickest robo-spectacle yet as well as a stronger alien invasion/disaster angle and a reveal that humans were working with the Decepticons all this time (intended as an "oh my god" point in the ads). It wasn't enough to overcome the stench of Revenge of the Fallen, but the franchise's fumes were still strong enough and Dark of the Moon's spectacle great enough in an unspectacular summer to yield likely the first $300 million plus movie of the year.


    In second place, Cars 2 sprang a leak. The Pixar sequel slowed 62 percent to an estimated $25.1 million. That was the steepest second-weekend drop yet for a Pixar movie and was significantly worse than WALL-E (off 48 percent) and the first Cars (off 44 percent) at the same point. With $116 million in ten days, Cars 2's total was slightly behind Cars' $117.1 million at the ten-day mark, and attendance was even worse. While Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a 60 percent 3D share, Cars 2's fell to around 35 percent from 40 percent last weekend.


    Bad Teacher was downgraded by 55 percent, but it still outdrew the debut of another school-oriented comedy, Larry Crowne. The Cameron Diaz vehicle pulled in an estimated $14.1 million for a $59.5 million sum in ten days.


    Despite the presence of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne failed to make the grade, grossing an estimated $13 million at 2,973 locations. The opening was well below par for both stars, and it's no wonder: the movie had a meek premise, coming off as a mild-mannered version of television's Community, and lacked punch in its marketing, relying too much on Hanks and Roberts' presence to carry the day. Distributor Universal Pictures' reported a demographic breakdown of 64 percent female and 81 percent 35 years of age and older.


    Monte Carlo rounded out the Top Five with an estimated $7.6 million at 2,473 locations, which was slightly less than Ramona and Beezus from last summer. Distributor 20th Century Fox's research showed that 80 percent of Monte Carlo's audience was female and 60 percent was under 25 years old.


    Green Lantern's downward spiral worsened, and the superhero movie's now dimming faster than Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It plummeted 65 percent to an estimated $6.3 million, falling behind the older Super 8, which made an estimated $7.5 million. In 17 days, Green Lantern has grossed $102 million or just a bit more than what Transformers: Dark of the Moon did in its first three days. Super 8 stood at $108 million in 24 days.


    Meanwhile, Bridesmaids crossed the $150 million mark on its 50th day and surpassed Knocked Up to become the top-grossing Judd Apatow production yet. The comedy had the second-smallest decline of the weekend behind Midnight in Paris, down 33 percent to an estimated $3.5 million. With a $152.9 million haul in 52 days, Bridesmaids also edged out the final gross of Sex and the City.
    Source: Weekend Report: 'Transformers' Claims Independence Gross Record - Box Office Mojo

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    Official weekend stats are in and it made more then projection estimates...
    Box Office: 'Transformers,' a U.S. hit, soars even higher abroad [Updated]

    July 4, 2011 | 9:52 am


    “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” demolished its enemies at the domestic box office this weekend, but the film really made a killing overseas.

    The 3-D movie, the third in a franchise about alien robots that transform into vehicles, opened in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday night and has since raked in $181.1 million, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures. While that’s a very solid domestic start for the film, the movie’s six-day ticket sales still fell short of the second “Transformers” film, "Revenge of the Fallen.” That film, which did not have the benefit of 3-D ticket surcharges, collected $214 million in the same time frame in 2009. But international grosses for “Dark of the Moon” were far higher than they were for “Revenge of the Fallen.” The latest “Transformers” got off to an excellent start abroad this weekend, taking in $217 million from 58 markets –- 51% ahead of “Revenge of the Fallen’s” $129.6 million opening.


    The two other new films that opened over the holiday weekend, “Larry Crowne” and “Monte Carlo,” did not generate fireworks at the box office. "Larry Crowne," an adult comedy directed, co-written by and starring Tom Hanks along with Julia Roberts, grossed $15.6 million over the four-day weekend -- a relatively small opening for a film starring two A-list movie stars. "Monte Carlo," a teen romance starring Disney Channel star Selena Gomez, collected a similarly modest $8.8 million.

    Both films were beaten by last weekend's No. 1 film, the animated "Cars 2," which made an additional $32.1 million. But the sequel had a disappointing 60% drop in ticket sales, the biggest second-weekend decline for any animated film ever released by Pixar. "Bad Teacher," also in its second week of release, came in third at the box office this weekend. Audiences who saw the film last weekend assigned it an average grade of only C+, according to market research firm CinemaScore, but the movie was still able to grab another $17.6 million this weekend.

    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," meanwhile, benefited from strong word of mouth. Despite receiving savage critical reviews, the movie was a crowd-pleaser: Those who saw the film -- 62% of whom were male -- loved it, giving it an average grade of A. While "Dark of the Moon" had grossed far less than "Revenge of the Fallen" on Wednesday, its Friday-through-Monday total only lagged 6% behind the second "Transformers" film. That indicates that the latest film could have stronger buzz than "Revenge of the Fallen," which received a B+ CinemaScore.

    "Revenge of the Fallen" ended up with $402.1 million in ticket sales at the end of its domestic run -- a number "Dark of the Moon" may be able to match. But the third film, which cost Paramount about $200 million to produce, will likely outgross the second overseas. The latest "Transformers" film is already well on its way to surpassing the $434 million international haul of "Revenge of the Fallen," due in part to 3-D ticket prices. Overseas, roughly 70% of ticket sales for "Dark of the Moon" came from 3-D screenings, compared with around 60% domestically.


    The film debuted in the No. 1 spot in 57 of the 58 foreign markets in which it opened this weekend. The movie performed best in South Korea, where it had the nation's biggest-ever opening for a film, $30 million. In Russia, where Paramount held the movie's world premiere in Moscow earlier this month, the film collected $22 million.


    "Larry Crowne," however, did not have nearly as great of a reach. The movie, about a middle-age man who decides to attend community college after he loses his job, appealed largely to older females: 64% of the audience was female, and 81% were over the age of 35. The film received an average grade of B.

    While the movie had only a soft opening, both Hanks and Roberts have seen worse: Their 2007 film "Charlie Wilson's War" only grossed $9.7 million over its first three days in release. Even though "Larry Crowne's" debut was disappointing for a film with such recognizable stars, the film will likely end up in decent shape because it was inexpensive to produce. The picture was financed by Vendôme Pictures for about $30 million, but is being released by Universal Pictures, which is paying for the film's marketing and collecting a distribution fee.

    "Monte Carlo," which stars tween singer-actress Gomez as a young woman who travels to Europe and is mistaken for royalty there, was better-received by its young audience, who gave it an average grade of A-. Like "Larry Crowne," the teen flick also had a small budget. The PG-rated film was produced by Fox 2000 Pictures -- a 20th Century Fox label -- and New Regency Pictures for about $20 million. Overseas, the movie opened in 11 markets, including Russia and Singapore, and grossed $1.3 million there. [Updated, 10:09 a.m.: In limited release, Summit Entertainment expanded Chris Weitz's immigration drama "A Better Life" from four to 11 theaters and collected a decent $124,000 over four days for a per-theater average of $11,272.

    Here are the top 10 movies in the U.S. and Canada, based on their four-day grosses. Percentage drops are based on three-day grosses. International grosses are through Sunday only.

    1. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (Paramount): Opened to $116.4 million. $217 million overseas in 58 foreign markets. Domestic total: $181.1 million.

    2. "Cars 2" (Disney/Pixar): $32.1 million on its second weekend, down 60%. $22.1 million overseas in 19 foreign markets. Domestic total: $123 million. International total: $82.2 million.

    3. "Bad Teacher" (Sony): $17.6 million on its second weekend, down 54%. $6.7 million overseas in 25 foreign markets. Domestic total: $63 million. International total: $28.6 million.

    4. "Larry Crowne" (Universal/Vendôme): Opened to $15.7 million.

    5. "Super 8" (Paramount): $9.5 million on its fourth weekend, down 35%. $3.6 million overseas in 30 foreign markets. Domestic total: $110.1 million. International total: $45 million.

    6. "Monte Carlo" (Fox/New Regency): Opened to $8.8 million. $1.3 million overseas in 11 foreign markets.

    7. "Green Lantern" (Warner Bros.): $8 million on its third weekend, down 64%. $1.7 million overseas in 16 foreign markets. Domestic total: $103.7 million. International total: $33.3 million.

    8. "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (Fox): $6.9 million on its third weekend, down 46%. $5.7 million overseas in 22 foreign markets. Domestic total: $51.9 million. International total: $11.1 million.

    9. "Bridesmaids" (Universal/Relativity): $4.4 million on its eighth weekend, down 32%. $7.2 million overseas in 11 foreign markets. Domestic total: $153.7 million. International total: $34.8 million.

    10. "Midnight in Paris" (Sony Pictures Classics): $4.3 million on its seventh weekend, down 15%. Domestic total: $34.5 million.]
    Source: Box Office: 'Transformers,' a U.S. hit, soars even higher abroad [Updated] - latimes.com

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    It has already grossed a worldwide total of $416M, and has been crowned he most successful July 4th weekend opening EVER, surpassing Spider-Man 2's $88.2M, with $116.5 million for the four day weekend.

    3-D helps lift 'Transformers' to $400M global haul

    In this publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Bumblebee is shown in a scene from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Paramount Pictures / AP Photo

    By DAVID GERMAIN
    AP Movie Writer

    LOS ANGELES -- The "Transformers" robots have put their 3-D ticket-price advantage to good use.
    Distributor Paramount Pictures estimated Monday that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" pulled in $116.4 million domestically over the four-day Fourth of July weekend and $181.1 million since opening Tuesday night.

    Director Michael Bay's third installment in the sci-fi franchise has added $217 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to nearly $400 million.

    The studio says 60 percent of domestic business came from premium-priced 3-D admissions, which cost a few dollars more than 2-D screenings. Overseas, 3-D admissions accounted for 70 percent of ticket sales.

    That's a good sign for Hollywood's 3-D business, which had waned as 3-D revenues dipped to 50 percent or less of the total for some recent releases.

    "It proves that for 3-D to be successful, it has to be attached to the right kind of movie. This was this monumental Michael Bay blockbuster, and for something like that, people felt it's worth the money," said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. "It's all about maintaining good quality. If they see three 3-D movies in a row that look terrible, they're not going to put the money down again."

    The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the animated adventure "Cars 2," slipped steeply in its second weekend with $32.1 million domestically, the movie losing steam more quickly than past features from Disney's Pixar Animation outfit.

    "Cars 2" raised its domestic total to $123 million and topped $200 million worldwide.
    The weekend's other new wide releases opened back in the pack. Universal Pictures' recession romance "Larry Crowne" opened quietly at No. 4 with $15.7 million despite the star power of writer-director Tom Hanks and co-star Julia Roberts. The movie stars Hanks as a downsized retail worker who heads back to school, where he falls for his public-speaking teacher (Roberts).

    While "Transformers" and "Cars 2" played to young audiences, the over-35 crowd accounted for 81 percent of the audience for "Larry Crowne." Movies appealing to older audiences tend to stick around longer in theaters, and Universal executives hope fans will seek out the movie once Fourth of July festivities are behind them.

    "For adults who are always preoccupied with barbecues and entertaining and family, my expectations were never greater than this," said Nikki Rocco, the studio's head of distribution.

    The 20th Century Fox romantic romp "Monte Carlo" opened a weak No. 6 with $8.8 million. The movie stars Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester as American travelers who get the princess treatment in Monaco after Gomez impersonates a European heiress.

    Despite a big start for "Dark of the Moon," overall business slipped compared to last Fourth of July weekend. According to Hollywood.com, domestic revenues Friday to Monday came in at $239 million, down 4.5 percent from a year ago, when "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opened with $83.6 million and "The Last Airbender" debuted with $51.8 million.

    Skeptics felt the "Transformers" franchise had lost much of its luster after the new sequel pulled in far less money on opening day than its predecessor. "Dark of the Moon" launched with $37.7 million domestically Wednesday, down 39 percent from the first day gross of $62 million for 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

    But "Dark of the Moon" has held up better day by day than "Revenge of the Fallen," closing the revenue gap between the two.

    After just over six days in theaters, the new movie still is well behind the $200.1 million domestic haul that "Revenge of the Fallen" managed in only five days.

    "Dark of the Moon" has far better reviews and probably is drawing more-favorable audience word of mouth than "Revenge of the Fallen," which was hated by critics and was a disappointment to many fans, despite the movie's $400 million domestic finish and $800 million global total.

    "People didn't like No. 2 very well," said Don Harris, head of distribution for Paramount. "You had to get the word going that this movie is a lot better than No. 2. What you had was that people were lowering their expectations at the beginning. ... We might have started at a place significantly behind where No. 2 was, but as each day went on, we've played better than we anticipated."

    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

    1. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $116.4 million ($217 million international).
    2. "Cars 2," $32.1 million ($24.4 million international).
    3. "Bad Teacher," $17.6 million.
    4. "Larry Crowne," $15.7 million.
    5. "Super 8," $9.5 million.
    6. "Monte Carlo," $8.8 million.
    7. "Green Lantern," $8 million.
    8. "Mr. Popper's Penguins," $6.9 million.
    9. "Bridesmaids," $4.4 million ($7.2 million international).
    10. "Midnight in Paris," $4.3 million.


    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/0...#ixzz1RCYvHpIU
    Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/0...ormers-to.html

    The 4th of July is over and with it is another notch on Transformers: Dark of the Moon box office belt. The 4th brought another $18.9 million in sales for a US total of $116.5 million for the four day weekend. This in turns crowns the movie as the record holder for most successful July 4th weekend surpassing Spider-Man 2's $88.2M. Grand total, the first six days of release is now at $175.6M which is still behind Revenge of the Fallen's $214.9M. Once again, international sales take up the slack with the movie on track to hit a six day international total $235M for a worldwide total of $416M.

    For all the talk of being critically ravaged, that really isn't true. Overall most critics (including me) thought the film was well done visually but lacked on story and character development. Where Revenge of wall to wall coverage of how "bad" it was resulting in audiences reflecting that unrelenting negative coverage, Moon has mostly been able to avoid that. This is reflected in Rotten Tomatoes averages for the film.

    The average critic score* is right up the middle with 5/10 and the audience average score is an outstanding score of 9/10. By comparison Revenge had an average score from critics of 4/10 and audience at 7/10. TF1's score average was critic at 6/10 and audience at 8/10. Net result is high potential for repeat customers who are critical to long term box office dollars and crossing that $1 billion threshold.
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    Re: Box Office

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon has broken IMAX records, generating $23.1 million since opening June 28th 2011.
    Imax Posts Record Global Bow for 'Transformers 3'

    4:06 PM 7/5/2011 by Etan Vlessing

    © Paramount Pictures

    The Michael Bay sequel has generated $23.1 million at the specialty theaters since bowing June 28.

    TORONTO – Paramount Pictures' Transformers 3 has posted a record opening in Imax theaters by generating $23.1 million globally since its launch on June 28.
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    'Transformers 3' Earns $32.5 Million in International Box Office on Opening Day


    'Transformers 3' Earns $37.3 Mil, Best Opening Day Gross of 2011

    Toronto-based Imax on Tuesday reported Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D, which bowed on 146 North American screens, has posted a domestic take of $14 million, or an $88,500 per screen average.

    STORY: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Dominates Overseas Box Office With $210 Million Bow
    Internationally, the Michael Bay picture grossed $9.1 million on 105 Imax screens through Monday, for a per-screen average of $87,000.

    The third edition in the Transformers franchise is set to run on around 148 Imax screens overseas.

    VIDEO: THR’s Summer Blockbuster Writers’ Roundtable
    Several key Imax markets, including China and Japan, are yet to open.
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D was written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
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    On July 4th alone, Transformers: Dark of the Moon made over $18 million

    1TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

    source:Daily Box Office for Monday, July 4, 2011 - Box Office Mojo


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    Can't stop the power of the audience, Transfomers: Dark of the Moon ranking record numbers even during weekdays...
    Forecast: Comedy Counter-Programming Can't Cancel Out 'Transformers'

    by Brandon Gray
    Horrible Bosses


    July 7, 2011

    This weekend, a family comedy dukes it out with an adult comedy, but both are likely to debut in the shadow of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Zookeeper goes to over 4,500 screens at 3,482 locations, while Horrible Bosses punches in on around 3,600 screens at 3,062 locations.


    From the outset of the summer, Zookeeper seemed to have the formula for success locked down, while Horrible Bosses was the likely lower grosser, in part due to its dark comedy angle. But the tide may have turned as July 8 approached. The transparently formulaic Zookeeper seemed to lose momentum, while Horrible Bosses earned a promotion.

    Box Office Mojo's "when will you see it" polling predictably has favored Horrible Bosses over Zookeeper, but indicated interest in Zookeeper was at sub-Mr. Popper's Penguins levels, coming in at just over six percent for opening weekend. Horrible Bosses, on the other hand, scored over 20 percent for opening weekend, which was better than Bad Teacher's 18 percent.


    After Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part II and Bad Teacher, R-rated comedies seem to be on a tear this summer, but people don't see comedies for their MPAA ratings. They see them if they look funny, and Horrible Bosses' aggressive marketing has delivered on that front, clearly laying out the movie's Strangers on a Train meets Office Space (or male 9 to 5) premise. Most working people can relate to being frustrated by their bosses, and there may be catharsis in seeing these bosses get their comeuppance, though Jennifer Aniston's "Maneater" may not compute on this front.


    Like The Hangover, Horrible Bosses features a trio of male friends (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day) on a mission involving wacky characters and situations. The casting of Kevin Spacey (Swimming with Sharks) as the "Psycho" boss and Aniston (Office Space) as the "Maneater" certainly is a plus as well as Colin Farrell as the "Tool." Jamie Foxx had Farrell's back in Miami Vice, now he's helping to kill him as the "murder consultant" (featured in his own character poster).

    Zookeeper hasn't been able to shake its status as a contrived mash-up of Night at the Museum, Doctor Dolittle and Hitch. Star Kevin James is on familiar ground, angling to repeat the success he had with Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Hitch. Like it or not, though, talking animal movies are consistently popular. Even Yogi Bear hit $100 million, though that had some brand recognition. Much of Zookeeper's lackluster advertising has focused on large animals, a gorilla in particular, but talking animal movies tend to fare better when the critters are small.
    The Forecast, July 8-10



    1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $44 million
    2. Horrible Bosses - $29 million
    3. Zookeeper - $24 million
    4. Cars 2 - $14 million

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    The film estimated to make $45 million over the weekend and has/will become the highest grossing film of 2011!

    Friday Box-Office: 'Transformers 3' To Become Highest Grossing Film of 2011… So Far

    'Horrible Bosses' eyes a respectable $25 million opening

    By: Brad Brevet
    Published: Saturday, July 9th 2011 at 1:27 PM


    Sorry, I had a screening this morning, which means my opportunity to get to Friday numbers before now was limited. So I will just be rushing through these and you can add any additional analysis you feel worthy of consideration to the comments.


    As expected, Transformers: Dark of the Moon took first on Friday with an estimated $14.9 million, which should translate to about $45 million for the weekend putting the film over the $258 million mark domestically in its first two weeks. And yes, this will mean Dark of the Moon will be 2011's domestic box-office leader, surpassing The Hangover Part II, which currently holds the crown with just under $250 million. The question in coming weeks, however, is whether or not it will be able to hold that title with the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which is sure to become the first film to eclipse the $100 million mark in its opening weekend this year.


    In second is the R-rated comedy Horrible Bosses bringing in just shy of $10 million on Friday onward to what is likely to be a very respectable $25 million weekend.


    In third is Zookeeper with an estimated $7.4 million on Friday and what will likely be a $24 million weekend. Based on the reported $80 million production budget I'm not sure how well that number will sit with the powers that be.


    I have included the Friday top ten below and will go into deeper analysis of the weekend tomorrow morning so stay tuned.

    1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $14.9 million
    2. Horrible Bosses – $9.9 million
    3. Zookeeper – $7.4 million
    4. Cars 2 – $4.8 million
    5. Bad Teacher – $3 million
    6. Larry Crowne – $1.9 million
    7. Monte Carlo – $1.5 million
    8. Super 8 – $1.4 million
    9. Mr. Popper's Penguins – $1 million
    10. Green Lantern – $945,000


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    It did it, it beat The Dark Knight, and despite the obvious of making a lot of money in NYC & San Francisco, most of the huge bulk of the money of ALL United States was from SALT LAKE CITY??? True.

    Box Office: Final 'Harry Potter' film has highest-grossing domestic opening of all time [Updated]

    July 17, 2011 | 9:16 am


    In his final act, "Harry Potter" conjured a masterful spell over audiences this weekend, as the eighth film in the massively popular franchise became the highest-grossing movie opening of all time at the domestic box office.

    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" raked in an unprecedented $168.6 million at the box office in just three days, flying past the $158.4-million record set by 2008's "The Dark Knight," according to an estimate by distributor Warner Bros.

    The film about a boy wizard began breaking box office records only hours after it opened on Friday -- selling more tickets during post-midnight screenings than any other movie in history, and then passing the milestone for all-time highest single-day-gross with $92.1 million. The movie went on gross far more than any "Harry Potter" film has on its first weekend in theaters. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1," released last November, previously held that record with $125 million in ticket sales upon its debut.

    Abroad, the last "Potter" installment also had a magical touch. As of Saturday, the film had collected $157.5 million in 59 foreign markets since it opened Wednesday in some overseas markets. That put the film's receipts 45% above those of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1" after the same time period in those countries.

    Those who saw the film loved it, giving it an average grade of A, according to market research film CinemaScore. "Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," also the best-reviewed film of the series, appealed to a broad audience, though the crowd was somewhat more female (54%) than male (46%). Folks of all ages saw the movie: 28% of the crowd was under 18, while 20% was between the ages of 45 and 49. The film was also the first in the franchise to be released in 3-D, and about 43% of the audience watched it in that format.

    Interestingly, a bulk of the U.S. business for “Deathly Hallows -- Part 2” came from Salt Lake City. Utah’s Jordan Commons megaplex sold more tickets to the final “Potter” film than any other theater in the country with $360,400 in receipts. Theaters in New York and San Francisco followed behind, but the fifth highest-grossing theater was also in Salt Lake. The headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Jeffrey Roy Holland, a Mormon senior apostle, appears to be a "Potter" supporter and has referred to J.K. Rowling's books in public addresses.

    The only film brave enough to open opposite the "Harry Potter" juggernaut this weekend was "Winnie the Pooh," Disney's attempt to reintroduce the iconic honey-loving bear to modern audiences. But the hand-drawn animated film, rated G, mustered only $8 million in ticket sales.

    Those who saw "Pooh" -- an audience dominated by families, which accounted for 85% of those who saw the movie -- liked it, giving it an average grade of A-. Disney, which spent about $30 million to produce the movie, can only hope that the strong grade will help "Pooh" hold up well in the coming weeks as the "Harry Potter" buzz begins to fade.

    [Updated, 11:45 a.m.: After weekend's end, "Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" is estimated to have grossed a whopping $307 million overseas, marking the biggest international weekend ever. The film performed best in the United Kingdom, where it collected $36.6 million, as well as Australia, where it made $26.7 million.

    Two films that opened last weekend, "Horrible Bosses" and "Zookeeper," both had a solid hold at the box office despite the "Potter" onslaught. "Bosses," about three guys trying to kill their superiors, only saw its ticket sales drop 38% to $17.6 million, while receipts for the Kevin James family comedy "Zookeeper" dropped 39% to $12.3 million.

    Meanwhile, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" this weekend officially became the filmmaker's highest-grossing film ever in North America. Since its release in May, the film has collected $41.8 million in the U.S. and Canada, surpassing the $40.1 million Allen's "Hannah and her Sisters" collected in 1986. Owen Wilson, who stars in "Paris," had this to say of the achievement: "Congratulations Woody - delighted and honored to have been included."

    Here are the top 10 movies at the domestic box office, with international grosses when available, according to studio estimates and Hollywood.com:

    1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" (Warner Bros.): Opened to $168.6 million. $307 million overseas in 59 foreign markets.

    2. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (Paramount): $21.3 million on its third weekend, down 55%. $39 million overseas in 59 foreign markets. Domestic total: $302.8 million. International total: $460 million.

    3. "Horrible Bosses" (Warner Bros.): $17.6 million on its second weekend, down 38%. Domestic total: $60 million.

    4. "Zookeeper" (MGM/Sony): $12.3 million on its second weekend, down 39%. $5.1 million overseas in 17 foreign markets. Domestic total: $42.4 million. International total: $15.8 million.

    5. "Cars 2" (Disney/Pixar): $8.3 million on its fourth weekend, down 45%. $12.4 million overseas in 28 foreign markets. Domestic total: $165.3 million. International total: $146.6 million.

    6. "Winnie the Pooh" (Disney): Opened to $8 million.

    7. "Bad Teacher" (Sony): $5.2 million on its fourth weekend, down 42%. $6.5 million overseas in 30 foreign markets. Domestic total: $88.5 million. International total: $58.2 million.

    8. "Larry Crowne" (Universal/Vendôme): $2.6 million on its third weekend, down 57%. Domestic total: $31.6 million.

    9. "Super 8" (Paramount): $1.9 million on its sixth weekend, down 60%. Domestic total: $122.2 million.

    10. "Midnight in Paris" (Sony Pictures Classics): $1.9 million on its ninth weekend, down 28%. Domestic total: $41.8 million.]
    --Amy Kaufman
    Source: Box Office: Final 'Harry Potter' film has highest-grossing domestic opening of all time [Updated] - latimes.com

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    LOL Potter didn't stay number for long, least Transformers 3 was #1 for TWO weeks. Guess who was the Top for the weekend (numbers are still coming in)?


    'Captain America' beats out 'Harry Potter' in Friday box office

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    2011-07-23 by Olivia Allin
    The comic book flick "Captain America: The First Avenger" took the top spot on Friday at the box office, beating out the record-breaking "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2," which landed in the No. 2 position.



    "Captain America: The First Avenger," which stars Chris Evans took in an estimated $25.8 million on Friday, including midnight screenings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Captain America" is enjoying a similar opening to "Thor," which earned $65 million in its opening weekend.
    In the film, which is set in the 1940s, Steve Rogers (Evans) is deemed physically unfit to join the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis during World War II. He then volunteers for a secret research project that turns him into super soldier Captain America.


    Sebastian Stan plays his friend and sidekick Bucky Barnes and Hugo Weaving plays his nemesis, Red Skull, who works for Adolf Hitler. Tommy Lee Jones portrays Col. Chester Phillips, who recruits Rogers for the research project and Hayley Atwell plays Peggy Carter, Captain America's love interest.


    Though the final installment in the "Harry Potter" franchise broke several box office records last weekend, "Deathly Hallows" had a quieter attendance on Friday, earning $14.6 million in its second weekend and bringing its domestic cume to $240.7 million.


    The Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits" has taken in $6.7 million in the box office, slightly less than the comparable "No Strings Attached," starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, which earned $19.7 in its opening weekend.


    "Horrible Bosses" maintained its fourth place position, earning an additional $3.7 million as it entered its third weekend. Meanwhile, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" landed in fifth place, earning $3.5 million, which brought its domestic cume to $317.2 million.


    Evans, a 29-year-old Boston native, is known for his parts in the 2005 movie "The Fantastic Four" and its 2007. He will reprise his role as Captain America in the movie The Avengers," which is directed by Joss Whedon of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame and is due to be released on May 4, 2012.
    Source: Box Office: Strong $26.6M 1st Day for 'Captain America' | Reuters

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    ^ummm so what Transformers has made 5 million LESS than Potter and was open two weeks before it with NO other good movies coming out....Potter destroyed Pooh and then had to fight off Captain America the biggest Super Hero movie of year YET it still made more.

    Just saying Potter did more than just well

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    LOL Potter didn't stay number for long, least Transformers 3 was #1 for TWO weeks. Guess who was the Top for the weekend (numbers are still coming in)?

    Source: Box Office: Strong $26.6M 1st Day for 'Captain America' | Reuters
    While Captain America may have beaten HP for Friday, A) It had one of the lowest opening days of the "Summer Blockbusters" lets line them up shall we:

    Thor - $25,481,796
    Pirates of the Caribbean - $34,860,549
    Transformers - $37,725,329
    Captain America - $25,750,000
    Harry Potter - $91,071,119
    Green Lantern - $21,386,523
    X Men - $21,398,778

    And actually, looking at these, the 4 comic book movies have the lowest opening days of the whole summer. To everyone who kept saying "Captain America will do better then Pirates" If opening days say anything about the totals, it won't, it opened nearly 25% lower then Pirates. Plus, HP did over 3 times better then Captain America.
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    ^this goes to a Post I made before about "fanboys" Pirates, Transformers, Twlight and Potter ALL have them...no matter how good or bad the crap is they'll see it.

    Captain America just has comic fans and did well but not the numbers Disney will want, but I think the Avengers is a game changer, after that people will be more willing to see Thor 2 and Captain America 2 making them get MUCH higher numbers... maybe not Potter numbers but I'll guess 80-100 million first weekend

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