Transformers opens big in Japan & the UK

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  1. jhrvaudio

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    Transformers 2 opened spectacularly in their world debuts in the UK and Japan, grossing a total of $20 mil from 846 locations. The Michael Bay directed film was a clear #1 in both territories, with the UK’s opening total of $14.1 mil from 517 locations outperforming rival comic book sequel Spider-Man 2 by 18%, the original Transformers movie by 71% and coming within 3% of the Dark Knight weekend total. In Japan, the film’s gross of $5.8mn from 329 locations was 64% ahead of The Dark Knight, and only 13% behind Transformers which had the advantage of opening in summer school holidays.

    The franchise’s eagerly awaited second instalment opens across most of the rest of the world next week on Wednesday June 24th.

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    wow!
     
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    Huzzah! TFs are still big money!
     
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    We made this movie popular I demand my cut! Raaaarrrrrrr.

    In all seriousness was there ever any doubt, I mean come on. Gi-normous robots and a 1000 gallon gasoline bomb. I may as well send them my money now and save them the trouble of having to collect it from all the theatres I'm gonna see it in.
     
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    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    the reason the number is up so much from the first movie is because there wasn't a month gap in-between US and UK release. with the month gap (which was utterly pointless and a retarded idea) people got sick of waiting and pirated the movie, (I ended up doing this but unlike others I actually went to the cinema to see it and then got it on dvd twice (lost my copy through a breakup with a gf)) people loved the first movie so it was bound to do so well.
     
  7. Simian

    Simian Biscuits and Gravy....???

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    edit: I see said the blind man...!!!


    I misread the post...Sorry guy.
     
  8. battleboy

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    I'm so giddy to see the movie... I feel like a schoolgirl... Can't wait til weds
     
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    tru...tru.... I just cant wait till the 24th now!
     
  10. spines76

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    Why didnt i enjoy the movie?...The 1st was better.
     
  11. Mister Gone

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    I still can't decide if I want to brave the midnight release or just go the later in the day. I figure the midnight crowds will be lighter.
     
  12. Oracle_Aesir

    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    how is his theory faulted? there was a month difference in the 1st movie, this one has a 5 day difference, slight difference huh?

    Anyway, I saw it on Friday and I plan to see it again on wednesday anyway, so my money's going into helping it get a higher rating :D 
     
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    That's the point.

    There is no wait at all for the UK this time.

    >_<
     
  14. Big Convoy

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    I cannot wait to see this movie in IMAX

    I feel sorry for the people that are going to download the russian cam bootleg that is out and waste their time synching the english audio to watch a crappy release

    What a waste..this movie, like Star Trek and The Dark Knight before it need to be seen in the theaters
     
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    Well aside from the fact that downloading it is illegal. I agree tho, I saw a buddy's bootleg of Star Trek and stopped watching after 5 minutes. Big Screen FTW.
     
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    That's alot of money.

    Hey, do you all smell that? It smells like...like...Transformers 3, 4, & 5 to me...
     
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    Awesome. I can't wait until the day after tomorrow :) 
     
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    SWEET!!! goin to midnight tommarrow night cant wait
     
  19. kronos

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    i have read a few deb ates on othe sites that this movie has the serious potential to break Dark Knights total gross. Hmmmm. i dont know. But we can hope.
     
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    And the peasants rejoiced!!!!!
     

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