Transformers ROTF Win USA Summer Box Office Wars

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  1. jackets

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    Rentrak Corporation, today announced the 2009 summer movie season box office results for both North America and International territories according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) and International Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical services. The top summer box office chart topper in North America was "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" that helped drive an increase in the summer movie season revenue total by 2.51 percent as compared to the comparable time period, May 2 through September 8, 2008. Globally, "Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince" was ranked number one and "Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs" earned the greatest amount of foreign box revenue, with foreign box office revenue for the summer movie season up 5.90 percent as compared to similar period May 2 through September 8, 2008.

    Summer movie season revenue for 2009 included $4,335,545,158 for all movies across North America, and $10,044,529,301 for all films internationally. In comparison, for the same date ranges in 2008, North American total summer movie season box office revenue was $4,229,257,486 and the international revenue tally was $9,485,164,239.

    Top-ranking movie rating categories that drove North American box office revenue included 67 PG-13 rated movies that earned collectively US$2,004,470,951 and were, again for the second year in a row, the top box office ticket sales drivers; 31 PG-rated movies that drove US$1,173,515,157 in revenue; 82 R-rated features that drove US$1,071,841,391 in ticket sales; 8 G-rated movies that earned US$52,080,035; and 137 Not Rated (NR) films that brought in US$33,637,624 in ticket sales.

    Comparatively, during the summer movie season of 2008, 76 PG-13 rated films led box office revenue earnings as a ratings category, with 90 R-rated movies as the second largest North American ticket sales revenue driver, 22 PG-rated movies in third position, 13 G-rated movies in fourth position and 172 Not Rated (NR) films in fifth position respectively.

    "The drawing power of high quality Hollywood feature films remains very strong as one of America's greatest exports and global income earners during the 2009 summer movie season," commented Ron Giambra, Executive Vice President Worldwide at Rentrak. "Despite the economic downturn that has impacted consumers worldwide, Hollywood movies continue to be a huge global draw for audiences, with discretionary spending on movie theater tickets increasing as compared to other forms of consumer discretionary and leisure spending such as dining out , retail purchases and travel which are noticeably-to-significantly down," Giambra added.

    The top ten 2009 summer movie season titles across North America were:

    May 1st, 2009 thru Sept 7 2009 , North America

    1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen PG13 Paramount 6/24/2009 400,641,549
    2 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince PG Warner Bros. 7/15/2009 297,614,366
    3 Up PG Disney 5/29/2009 290,866,563
    4 Hangover, The R Warner Bros. 6/5/2009 272,197,388
    5 Star Trek PG13 Paramount 5/8/2009 257,171,491
    6 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs PG 20th Century Fox 7/1/2009 194,224,066
    7 X-Men Origins: Wolverine PG13 20th Century Fox 5/1/2009 179,875,159
    8 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian PG 20th Century Fox 5/22/2009 176,794,393
    9 Proposal, The PG13 Disney 6/19/2009 161,137,964
    10 GI Joe Rise of Cobra PG13 Paramount 8/7/2009 141,021,754

    The top ten international 2009 summer movie season chart toppers were:

    May 1st, 2009 thru Sept 7, 2009 International

    1 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince 59 788,495,945 568,955,595 7.85% 892,998,905
    2 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs 64 778,416,156 606,311,150 7.75% 856,765,746
    3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 61 677,784,470 366,611,145 6.75% 831,263,387
    4 Angels & Demons 72 482,835,105 347,874,083 4.81% 485,003,694
    5 Up 40 440,777,065 149,180,076 4.39% 447,683,557
    6 The Hangover, 56 436,563,005 163,256,369 4.35% 443,343,500
    7 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 64 391,683,769 214,072,170 3.90% 412,437,280
    8 Star Trek 59 374,685,268 117,042,878 3.73% 383,407,896
    9 Terminator Salvation 68 349,394,210 236,125,184 3.48% 372,046,055
    10 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 64 345,535,406 165,173,195 3.44% 364,905,740

    Note: all revenue figures are in U.S. dollars.
     
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  2. Optimus Prime

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    Some of you non-US moviegoers need to start pulling your weight. :) 
     
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    I would have thought that Transformers would have out done Harry Potter worldwide.
     
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    eh ill take the North American stats nothing wrong with that
     
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    hahahahahaha. Never in Transformers' wildest dreams will it ever be the sort of phenomenon Harry Potter is.
     
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    Just more reasons for me to build that dooms day weapon because it will be not be such a bad thing if I can figure out how to wipe out humanity just so they will stop making bad movies.
     
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    In b4 people judge humanity based on how well nerdy property does.


    nvm it 's actualy in after, thanks alot ash >:[
     
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    #1 in the U.S., YES! :bay 
     
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    Because Michael Bay movies are so much worse than genocide.

    Anyway, this is awesome!
     
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    Yay! i can haz tf3
     
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    Getting to number 1 is a great achievement. Getting there a whole $100 ahead of the next highest grossing movie is even more amazing. Especially considering that number 2 is Harry Potter.

    Even being number 3 worldwide is an incredible achievement. Especially when you look at the gap between 3 and 4.

    Transformers has taken the world by storm for a second time. From where I am sitting, that is a very good thing (TM)
     
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    Still being in the top 3 internationally is a great achievement! Congrats to ROTF! TF3 is assured!
     
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    How does "The proposal" make more than Watchmen?
     
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    Watchmen - too nerdy of a property while being rated R.
     
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    being canadian, does our box office register with US or international markets?
    id assume international, but considering we are essentially connected at the hip, maybe our movie money goes towards the US. either way, an amazing accomplishment.

    my 3 theatre visits was time well spent!
     
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    :bay :bay :bay HIP HIP HURAYY!!!!!!:bay :bay :bay 

    go rotf! that will show you mean old critics!!! :rock 
     
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    WELL .. Another stab in the gutter, as they say, for the haters & Naysayers. Now they are going to have nightmares about Bay & the TFS 3 for the next 2 1/2 _ 3 years I guess.;) 

    Gimme 10 :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay  outta 10 folks !!

    Bay ,ya Damn s.o.b: Howdoya do it ?!!:rock 
     
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    Oh, hooray :rolleyes2 

    The movie with most immature humor and hard to see action got to the top.

    Way to go society.
     

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