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CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Reuters) - The "Transformers" sequel was well on its way to becoming the biggest hit of the year so far at the North American box office, but narrowly missed the five-day opening record set last year by "The Dark Knight."

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," a follow-up to the smash robot hit of 2007, earned an estimated $201.2 million during the five-day period since it blasted into theaters on Wednesday, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Sunday.

The Batman sequel -- the second-biggest film of all time before adjusting for inflation -- holds the five-day record with $203.8 million.

Still the "Transformers" sequel, which reportedly cost about $200 million to make, beat industry expectations. Earlier in the week, the Viacom Inc (VIAb.N)-owned studio had conservatively forecast a five-day haul in the $130 million to $150 million range. But industry pundits countered that a tally of at least $175 million was more likely.

The biggest movie of the year so far is "Star Trek," which has grossed $246 million in seven weeks of release across the United States and Canada.

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" also opened internationally on Wednesday, but got an early start last weekend with a No. 1 bow in Britain and No. 2 in Japan behind a local release. Data for the current weekend were not immediately available.

The first "Transformers" was the third-biggest film of 2007 in North America, ending up with $319 million. It opened on the Monday before the July 4 holiday, so comparisons are difficult.

They have plenty in common though: director Michael Bay reunites with young stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Robots rampage across the landscape, and things explode.

Critics were mildly favorable towards the first film, but mostly appalled by the sequel, according to Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com), a Web site that analyzes reviews.

pepaw
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:22 PM
ew how can people watch that crap and spend their hard earned money on it

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Here are Box Office Mojo's official weekend estimates of the top 10 movies:


1. Transformers: Rise of the Fallen, $112 million, first weekend; $201.2, first five days
2. The Proposal, $18.5 million; $69.1 million, second week
3. The Hangover, $17.2 million; $183.2 million, fourth week
4. Up, $13 million; $250.2 million, fifth week
5. My Sister's Keeper, $12.1 million, first weekend
6. Year One, $5.8 million; $32.2 million, second week
7. The Talking of Pelham 1 2 3, $5.4 million; $53.4 million, third week
8. Star Trek, $3.6 million; $246.2 million, eighth week
9. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $3.5 million; $163.2 million, sixth week
10. Away We Go, $1.7 million; $4.1 million, fourth week

Lefty.
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Friend took me to go watch Transformers; he liked it but I thought it was really corny. :o :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Below is a linc to the FULL B.O. Report for those interested:bounce:.

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1907591,00.html

I'm happy to see 'The Proposal' starring Betty White (:p) hold up so well in its 2nd week:bounce:. Its also good to see 'My Sisters Keeper' open nicely ( it had a strong per screen avg for this genre of movie ):D

Dodoboy.
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Outstanding!!!

Half are teenage boys getting off in the back seats each day over the 5 days

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Friend took me to go watch Transformers; he liked it but I thought it was really corny. :o :lol:


I think many str8 guys just go to see this movie because of Megan Fox :lol::p

Monica_Rules
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I went to see it on friday, its not bad but shouldn't be doing that well

Kart
Jun 28th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Half are teenage boys getting off in the back seats each day over the 5 days

They'd best be careful - I went to see Transformers (it was too long) on Friday and noticed that they now have infra-red CCTV in the cinema 'for customers' own protection' apparently.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 29th, 2009, 04:00 AM
:worship: awesome movie

Balltossovic
Jun 29th, 2009, 05:03 AM
I freaking loved it:lol:

mandy7
Jun 29th, 2009, 06:46 AM
I think many str8 guys just go to see this movie because of Megan Fox :lol::p
not just straight guys, it was my main reason too :p
the 1st one i went to cause i liked the cartoon when i was a kid
the 2nd one i went to see cause i liked the hot chick in part 1 :p
just kidding of course, but it did help
and josh duhamel is :drool: too and shia is just too cute :D

mandy7
Jun 29th, 2009, 06:47 AM
I freaking loved it:lol:
me too
i'm pretty sure i'll go see it again soon :D

Scotso
Jun 29th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Well, I'll be going just for Shia. :drool:

Hopefully Wednesday.

eck
Jun 29th, 2009, 02:21 PM
It was OK, nothing spectacular.

FORZA SARITA
Jun 29th, 2009, 02:22 PM
I think many str8 guys just go to see this movie because of Megan Fox :lol::p

:lick:

sakya23
Jun 29th, 2009, 03:31 PM
it was too long, it wasn;t that great. 2 and a half hours

FrenchY52
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
I found it really boring ; stupid robots fighting during 2 hours and a half :s

Scotso
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:06 PM
I found it really boring ; stupid robots fighting during 2 hours and a half :s

And what did you think it would be?

alfonsojose
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:08 PM
The movie sucks. The last part in the desert is slow, chaotic and surreal .. but Shia :drool: and watching "devastator" again :hearts: :tars: i feel like a kid again :D

Optima
Jun 29th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Shitacular movie.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 29th, 2009, 10:12 PM
not just straight guys, it was my main reason too :p
the 1st one i went to cause i liked the cartoon when i was a kid
the 2nd one i went to see cause i liked the hot chick in part 1 :p
just kidding of course, but it did help
and josh duhamel is :drool: too and shia is just too cute :D



:lol: Sorry, i can't forget the gals! ;)

eck
Jun 30th, 2009, 12:45 AM
I loved the action scenes, but did anyone feel as if they didn't know which bot was Autobots, and which were Decepticons during the fights?

mandy7
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I found it really boring ; stupid robots fighting during 2 hours and a half :s
did you see part 1? was that about something else than robots?
did you see the cartoons? was that about something else than robots?
NO!
Transformers => Autobots fighting Decepticons.
You should have known this before going to the theatre...
:lol: Sorry, i can't forget the gals! ;)
if you post a megan fox pic, i'll forgive you :p