DOTM helped add a few other feathers to Paramount's cap. Its $180.7M opening weekend aiding in the studio beating other studios to $1 billion in ticket sales for the year. In addition the studio is also the first to reach $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, obviously thanks to DOTM providing literally half of that total. At this pace 2011 will be the studio's most successful year ever.
Brad Grey, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures [said,] “We are grateful for the extraordinary work of Michael Bay and his film-making team, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and everyone at Paramount around the globe who played a part in helping make this latest TRANSFORMERS one of the 10 highest grossing films worldwide of all time."Congratulations to the cast and crew of Transformers: Dark of the Moon for achieving this significant entertainment milestone.