Friday, July 08, 2011

Transformers 3 Fastest to $500 Million

Box Office Mojo is reporting that Transformers: Dark of the Moon has added another notch to its record belt. The movie is now the fastest in history to pass the $500 million mark in worldwide box office sales by reaching that point in nine days (on Thursday). The previous record was held by Pirates of the Caribbean 3 & 4 which did it in ten days. The comparison isn't a hundred percent though as Pirates 4 didn't do a near same day worldwide release like Dark of the Moon. That two day international difference means a lot considering more than half of their revenue is outside the states.

Transformers 3 ($214M) still is behind Transformers 2 ($241) stateside in sales but overseas it is cleaning up and expected to easily surpass ROTF' same day totals. Current expectations are the movie will pass $600 million on Saturday. From Box Office Mojo, "Adding to Dark of the Moon's impressiveness is that it's hitting these numbers before striking China (July 21) and Japan (July 29), two territories that, combined, contributed $90 million to Revenge of the Fallen and over $170 million to On Stranger Tides."

These numbers do not include weekend sales from this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday which will hopefully remain impressive. Considering that Pirates 4 made over $700 million in international sales, Dark of the Moon has a real chance of passing the $1 billion barrier assuming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 doesn't take all those box office dollars for itself.

9 comments:

  1. Internationally, 3D sells like crack cocaine.
    HP8 will be big but I've read that it hasn't sold nearly as many 3D tickets as DOTM did prerelease.

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  2. I've heard the same thing about the lack of HP8 3D tickets as well. I'm not spending the extra money on HP8's 3D. I just came back from my 9th showing of Transformers. Most of been 3D, with an Imax and a few 2D's thrown in. Just trying to help bump the movie over the $1 billion mark. This would be an awesome way to end the franchise. A fan's way of saying "we had a hell of a run".

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  3. I wanna see this movie in grainy, black & white format with analog sound quality

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  4. Transformers 4 is so coming...........

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  5. ^^^Agreed, if it is doing this well. Studios will be racing to find a director to develop the next installment asap. It is a gold mine franchise....I rewatched this movie in Imax3d and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more the 2nd time than I did the first time.

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  6. Anonymous said...

    I wanna see this movie in grainy, black & white format with analog sound quality
    7/09/2011 12:04 AM


    ROFL!!!! That would be something :D

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  7. When does Transformers premier in China and Japan?

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  8. I love how all these so called true transformers fans bash this movie all year then they go see it opening night and then 5 times more over the following week transformers for the win

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  9. and now, the short-lived record has been Broken. HP8 earn $545M 6-days from it's worldwide premiere on July13(west)/July 14(east) 2011...

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