Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Super_Megatron, Jul 10, 2007.
New Worldwide total = $262,541,048
I would like to know if it made any money last night - what is the average box office take for a week day?
Awesome! Rock on, Transformers!
Wowsa. I definitely think a sequel is on the cards.
Ah, the smash hit not many people saw coming.
I wonder where Transformers will end up on the list of highest-grossing films.
what did they make on 7/9/7
Following what I read on previous threads of this nature.
1. Box office totals are meaningless because of inflation.
2. Box office totals are meaningless because different theaters charge different prices.
3. Box office totals are meaningless because people are seeing the movie more than once (that one is my favorite).
4. Box office totals are meaningless in every sense.
5. The movie needs to make a half a billion dollars before it sees any profit because theaters take half the money.
6. The movie needs to make a half a billion dollars before it sees any profit because of advertising.
7. The movie needs to make two trillion dollars before it sees any profit because theaters take half the money and advertising.
Of course, I don't agree with any of that, but I promise I read statements like that in other threads about the movie's box office gross.
I just thought I would cut the haters off before they got started.
$155 million is a success any way you look at it.
Our lil hobby just went mainstream! Move over Starwars, were on our way!
Ahhh, the sweet smell of vindication after being called a 'drone' for well over a year...
I wonder which hobby does have the most amount of fans? I think we might out do GI Joe, but I doubt we come close to SW.
Anywho, all this is great news. Sequel, here we come!!
I am curious to see how it holds up once Potter gets going.
Its already on the highest grossing list...after Spiderman 3 and 2 of course but still....And yes there are TWO sequels in the making the contract was signed already
I do agree somewhat with these, when it comes to ranking films. Granted it's an easy way to rank films, but if they were ranked by the number of tickets sold, then you'd have remarks like:
1. Box office ticket totals are meaningless because of population change.
2. Box office ticket totals are meaningless because different theaters count ticktes differently.
3. Box office ticket totals are meaningless because people are buying the movie more than once.
Where was I going with this again... oh yeah Transfumas rulzzzz!!!
Im torn on this, while there are rabid HP fans, the films have gotten more and more mature (this one has the same rating as the Transformers) and I don't think it will have the same attraction as say Shrek or other more kid oriented films. Plus I think there's been more hype for the last book then there has been for the new movie.
Its allready listed on www.IMDB.com .. for 2009
Which is cool, but doesn't really mean anything.
IMDB posts user created content.
This Transformers movie had Frank Welker listed as Megatron on IMDB for a long time.
But, you know, aside from that last one and possibly the two related ones before it they're right.
You just can't sit there and accurately compare a 2007 movie that has money coming in $9 to $25 at a time with films from 30, 20, or even 10 years ago when it cost a fraction of the money to go to the theatre. That's just ignorant, as if using the blanket label of "hater" wasn't setting off enough alarms. Just because you dislike facts or find them inconvenient doesn't mean you can brush them under a rug and sneer at anyone who notices.
Frankly, I thought the assertion that TransFormers 2007 was the most popular thing ever because (z0mg surprise!) some Transformer fans are seeing it more than once was going to be very hard to top. But ignoring ticket prices, inflation, and virtually other metric by which we rank the relative success of a movie? Priceless.
Take it with a grain of salt
IMDB is a great site, but I've noticed they post future projects well before they are in development. It seems like a sequel is a lock, but there hasn't been any news that I've seen as of yet. The synopsis is a fun read, but Bay said a script hasn't even been written yet so how can they go into all those plot points when the writers haven't even banged a first draft out yet?
For the longest time IMDB had Welker listed as the voice of Megatron for TF 07' even though nothing had been decided or annouced.
Likely IMDB wants to be the first with the news so they jump the gun and post the movie upon any early talk, but they cover their butts with this little note: "Because this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely."
So while it's a safe bet there will be a TF2, IMDB is just gossip at this point.
What and also ever.
I am not saying that $150 million in today's money can exactly equal the box office of, say, Star Wars in 1977. Of course inflation is a factor. When isn't it?
But, I am tired of the same people who hated on the designs and the script and everything else saying that this HUGE opening week means nothing.
I didn't brush anything under a rug (I have hardwood floors).
The movie is a success. There is empirical evidence to back it up.
Don't sweat the details.
Oh yeah -Transformers rulz0rz!!!!111!!!1
All this positive news does this old bots heart some good!!!! Now I must admit that I did have some resevations about this movie but I was not among the "bashers" saying Mr. Bay ruined my childhood!!!!! But after seeing the movie 4 times now I am firmly in his corner for him to do the sequel(s) and keep giving us Transformers fans what we want...........MORE FRICKIN KICK A$$ TRANSFORMING ROBOTS!!!!!!! Here's hoping 2009 is a reality!!!!!!!!
Sorry, your information is inaccurate. The reason theatres charge so much for popcorn and soda is because they make barely anything on the actual ticket sales.
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