Tuesday, June 30, 2009

10 Foot Tall Optimus Prime at Smithsonian

From IMAXNews twitter, below are two images related to IMAX showing of Transformers 2. The first is a 10 foot tall Optimus Prime figure for the Smithsonian's IMAX screen. The film shot at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for its Jetfire scenes. In addition the 18 foot tall Bumblebee prop was set up at the AMC Universal CityWalk IMAX theatre.

The IMAX showings of Transformers Revenge of Fallen has broken a record with largest box office take yet with $14.4 million on 169 screens in the states. An additional $3.2 million came from 60 IMAX screens overseas for a total take of $18.3 million. Hopefully this will translate to a bigger IMAX budget for the third film.

8 comments:

  1. That's awesome. It's just too bad that we don't get the IMAX version of ROTF here in Singapore. :\

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  2. These were at Botcon '09 too. I saw them in person there.

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  3. Interesting post. Good information, direct from the source

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  4. Eff! lol, they should have waited until after now to make Night at the Museum two... That'd be freaking epic!

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  5. this is not an accurate depiction of optimus prime. other than his size, his ratio is messed up. for example, the tires are way too small compared to his body. his head his also a little awkward. his chest piece is also small, and the color is a bit off. just saying anyway, since it is virtually impossible to create an exact replica. this works just fine.

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  6. I saw Bumblebee a total of three times.

    Twice in IMAX for TF2, and once at a Plaza here in L.A. for TF1.


    -RickC.

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  7. OK so I went to the TF Con in Toronto in April this year, my first Con, and I was HOPING to see somethign like this..but no such thing. (Not even close.) The voice auditions were hilar tho- SOundwave's was the best, I took some video, its on my 00tinman00 youtube channel

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  8. Wow... wished I can have 1 for myself. Is it made out of Polystone? Anyone knows how heavy it might be?

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