So far, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has cashed in at the box office over 97 million dollars, and that’s only in the first weekend. That is more than what the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has succeeded, according to Associated Press.
Lately there has been a series of news regarding the latest movie in the Transformers franchise, starting with the budget and the cast and ending up with a secret romance revealed by the main star, Shia LaBeouf, that happened between him and the former sexy woman in the film, Megan Fox. This time, we’re talking money again. In the first weekend, Transformers has taken in 97.4 million dollar sin the U.S., which is 7.2 million dollars more than Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
However, some might argue that changing the main female star has cast some bad luck to the franchise, because the box office shows 10 million less than the cashing in 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”
Since its opening, on Tuesday night, “Dark of the Moon” managed to pull in a total sum of 162 million dollars only in the US, but that is still less than the Revenge of the Fallen” – 200.1 million dollars. Paramount estimates that the 2011 Transformers will get to a sum of 180 million dollars at the end of the 4th of July Monday, which made the weekend longer.
The movie set a number of records in terms of three-day Fourth of July weekend. It dethroned Spider –Man 2 (2004). This is however regarding the amount of money made and not the number of tickets sold. Spiderman sold more tickets but due to higher ticket prices, Transformers got more money. Another record regards the IMAX releases. It delivered the IMAX format for over 20 million dollars globally.