Thursday, July 16, 2009

Transformers 2 Holds Wednesday Record Holds Up

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen remains king of the Wednesday opening as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince just fell short with a $58.4 million opening day compared to TF2's $62 million first day. This is despite a record breaking $22.2 million in midnight screenings that easily surpassed Revenge's $16 million and The Dark Knight's $18 million.

It seems that Transformers 2 $201 million five day opening may just hold up which would indicate that race for box office king for the year is going to much closer than expected. Overall the reviews for the film have been very good but this movie doesn't have as much effects or action as the previous films as it’s essentially a setup for the final two movies. Still worth seeing but not really full of moments that might lead to repeat business (to me anyway). Thanks to Darin for the link.

15 comments:

  1. I believe Harry Potter might pull ahead because the loss of Michael Jackson and subsequent news coverage took a toll on Transformers 2's box office on Thursday June 25.

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  2. Tina, na potter tends to be frontloaded movies. And what demand it had may been already burned off with the 58m opening day #

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  3. I hope so, we'll see!

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  4. True, it won't have anyhwere near the amount of explosions as ROTF, but I'm sure it'll make up for it with a storyline that wasn't hacked together.

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  5. A great storyline will get you only so far. A great storyline will get you back what you made and maybe a little more ... if it's a story that people really love.

    This Harry Potter is the setup for the next two, and I've already heard it's only so-so. Good writing, of course, but I guess all the interesting stuff starts to really happen at the end and then it suddenly ends ... I guess like a "to be continued" kinda thing. That really isn't going to pull the masses.

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  6. I'm a lifelong transfan - believe me. I went to this site multiple times a day, have over 100 G1 toys etc.

    It must be said:

    Potter is the movie of the summer.

    IMO of course :-)

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  7. The Harry Potter 6 storyline has been hacked many times because WarnerBros needed to patch the bad work and so they re-shoot most of the movie but it's still a patched up work. They cut a lot of scenes from the book including the final fight scene. So, no HarryPotter6 is seriously hacked together.

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  8. Go Harry Potter! I hope it beats the other records.

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  9. Harry Potter doesn't need explosions. It's a wizard who duels, and tries to find out things. Not robots kicking each others asses. It even had acting, which is the best part, a story, and other things. TF2 was my favorite movie until I saw HBP. HBP is now my favorite movie. I read all the books 5-6 times. The films definatley do the books justice, despite the stuff they have to leave out.

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  10. It will probably make more money worldwide than TF2 will. Domestically I think TF2 will win.

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  11. ROTF will win domestically with around 375 million maybe up to 400, idk, and around 800 million worldwide. Harry Potter will make around 300 million domestic and 900 million worldwide. Harry will win worldwide.

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  12. Interesting to read the articles about how well Harry Potter is doing and that the 62% drop the next day could only mean that the movie will do well.

    I'm not saying it won't do well ... those numbers show it will do very well and it will be a race to the finish with TF2. What I find interesting is that when TF2 dropped 52% the next day, many were saying that this could be an indicator that the movie was getting bad word of mouth and that it might not make much more.

    Obviously not the case ... almost $800 million world wide so far ... but funny how many were trying to make it fail.

    Look, both movies will do well for their own reasons. The question with TF2 was if too much action would hurt it (um, hell no), and the question with Harry Potter is if a "setup" movie will draw newcomers.

    We know the answer with TF2, only time will tell with HP.

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  13. mrmississippi7/18/2009 3:10 AM

    lol yall crazy that Harry Potter movie was long and boring...all it had was wizards courting and kissing each other...and the little action it had was at the end...my advice is to rent it on dvd becuz it is so not worth going to the movies to see...

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  14. i love both of them .. guys why all of u think HP & TF2 are enemies ???????? we can love all the movie and being happy to them .. its not a war .. movies and character are friends to us so let us watch them with smile face :)

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  15. "i love both of them .. guys why all of u think HP & TF2 are enemies ???????? we can love all the movie and being happy to them .. its not a war .. movies and character are friends to us so let us watch them with smile face :)"

    Of course it's not! Because no one ever tought, that Harriet Putter can beat TF 2, so we can't even talk about fight ;)

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