Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US

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According to Variety Magazine , Transformers: Age of Extinction is making more money in China than it is in the US. Numbers released Tuesday by the China Movie Media Group, a partner in the production of AoE, report that the film made $134.5 million in China, versus the $121 million made in the United States after five days in theatres. The film has also broken the record set by, “The Monkey King,” a production of China-Hong Kong, which grossed $133 million across 11 days—and it has done so in half the time.

It’s likely at this point that the fourth installment of the live action movies will surpass “Avatar’s” record of $217.7 million in China. It is pretty rare for a Hollywood film to surpass its stateside gross in a foreign country, however, Paramount Pictures work hard to incorporate Chinese aspects into the film. Also, China Movie Media Group, the largest promoter and distributor of films in China, collaborated with an American studio for the first time, providing advertising, online ticketing, and other support. For comparison sake, Dark of the Moon grossed roughly $165 million in China.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587732)
Posted by Burn on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Burn wrote:Oh a review of a Transformers movie and the reviewer takes a pot shot at Michael Bay?

Now that's a first!

Seriously ... I don't think any other director cops so much flack from reviewers like Bay does. Credit to the man for not listening to them.

What about Uwe Boll? Of course Bay could do take a leaf out of his book and challenge his critics to a boxing match.

The boxing match was a farce anyway.

Plus I wouldn't call Uwe Boll a director.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587734)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
ScoutBumblebee wrote:According to Variety Magazine , Transformers: Age of Extinction is making more money in China than it is in the US. Numbers released Tuesday by the China Movie Media Group, a partner in the production of AoE, report that the film made $134.5 million in China, versus the $121 million made in the United States after five days in theatres. The film has also broken the record set by, “The Monkey King," a production of China-Hong Kong, which grossed $133 million across 11 days—and it has done so in half the time.


Nice. Not totally surprising, due to the population of China (yes, I know a lot of them live in rural areas and don't get to see the movie, but still) but it's good to see Age of Extinction kicking box office ass. Hopefully when it's all said and done, it will be in the "Billionaires' Club" along with Dark of The Moon. Suck it, movie critics. Suck it hard. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587761)
Posted by Burn on July 3rd, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Suck it, movie critics. Suck it hard. :lol: :lol: :lol:


ah them guys won't give a toss. They'll keep being overly intellectual and dragging movies down while the rest of us go to a movie to be entertained.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587768)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 3rd, 2014 @ 8:13pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Suck it, movie critics. Suck it hard. :lol: :lol: :lol:


ah them guys won't give a toss. They'll keep being overly intellectual and dragging movies down while the rest of us go to a movie to be entertained.


Meh, their loss. I'll have 3 hours of fun while Michael Bay's pile of cash gets higher. Everyone who matters wins. :)
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587779)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 10:44pm CDT
Okay, here's my review of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Warning: Spoilers! If you haven't seen this movie, scroll down really fast.



The movie started nicely, but I felt that the human characters didn't show any real personality. Everything happened so fast in the beginning for a 165 minute movie. T.J. Miller's character, Lucas, died during that explosion. I admit it was kind of nice for the character with the corny puns and jokes to die, but there was more tiring unnecessary "humor" that nobody cares about. It was hard to register the scenes in the middle of the movie for there was a lot going on. As for the end, Optimus should have shot into space with the Seed a long time ago when he and the Autobots were going to retrieve it.

The special effects were terrible and ILM knows that they did not do well with the CG. The sounds were good and that was the only good thing in this movie. That shot with Drift turning his head looked so FAKE a Syfy movie's CG looks better than that. The Autobots didn't transform as much which is a real disappointment for a fan. I felt that the Dinobots were just there for no reason whatsoever. Not only did they have less screen time than I expected, the Dinobots didn't do as much in 4 minutes of their screen time. Slash wasn't in this movie which is disappointing as much as it's disappointing that Hound doesn't ride a Dinobot. The score however, wasn't so nice. In an interview, Steve Jablonsky said that the score would be basic but fit in the action sequences of the movie. The score wasn't as nice. Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, and everyone else claims that this was going to be the best movie of the franchise, and I'm going to give this movie a rating of 2.5/10. Be with me on this, but this movie is worse than Revenge of the Fallen. A highly potential film has been thrown away in the trash and it didn't deserve it. Hopefully, the next movie will be better, but I don't expect it to be.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587786)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
Saw the film for the second time. Will be giving my thoughts about it here in the near future.


Burn wrote:So we should compare Rescue Bots to G1 too then?
Sadly, Burn, it does happen. There have been folks who claim Doc stole Wheeljack's role/personality, and wish that Morocco had been Arkeville. :roll:

ZeroWolf wrote:So looks like the Nostalgia Critic doesn't like the movie..
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43885-nostalgia-critic-talks-transformers-4

He even brings up Michael Bays teleprompter incident(which I still think people were being too hard on him about. He's only human like the rest of us)
Meanwhile, here's what Doug (as himself) really thought about the movie - http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43894-doug-reviews-transformers-4

And the Nostalgia Chick (along with the Black Nerd), who is much more positive with the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrriH5YbLF8
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587812)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 4th, 2014 @ 4:05am CDT
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Welp, I just saw the movie yesterday. By far the best Transformers movie already. There were a lot (A LOT) of problems, but I like the new cast better than the old cast (with the exception of Ironhide, who was really the only memorable one there). Movie Drift is a hell of a lot better than comic book Drift. Seriously, Drift in this movie seems like a kid who found some samurai armor and started swinging around katana swords rather than an actual samurai, and I thought that was perfect for an alien robot trying to be a Samurai. Crosshairs was a whisker shy of being Rattrap. I can easily see him surviving the Autopocalypse on Earth because he'd just shoot the humans who came after him. He was less a solder, and more a guy who learned everything he did by playing call of duty. Hound was perfectly done, though they were clearly going for a more Bulkhead idea with him instead of Hound, still, doesn't mater, he was awesome. He was just missing an Autobot version of The Dude. Bumblebee had less of a roll in this, and that is very good, I like this. I can accept the radio talk easier when there's less of it. And the guy tying them all together is Murdermus Prime! You know, as a kid, I don't remember Optimus being a wise leader in the cartoons. He either shot things or punched things. And when shooting or punching didn't work, he had other people to do the thinking for him. If he couldn't shoot or punch hard enough, he had people to shoot and punch harder than him! So really, movie Optimus isn't so unlike cartoon Optimus. He's just more brutal about it.

You know what? This Autobot cast has a lot more in common with the Beast Wars Maximals than they do the G1 Autobots. I like that.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587819)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 4th, 2014 @ 5:47am CDT
As we reported here, thanks to the audiences in China, the box office for Age Of Extinction has been huge, and with the World Cup coming to an end, the film will finally see worldwide release and it's final tally could take it into the same level as Dark Of The Moon and the billionaires club. The next few weeks/month or so will tell us what the box office future holds, but we can remain cautiously optimistic.

According to ComicBookMovie.com, Age Of Extinction has accumulated $412,685,351, worldwide so far!

However, US numbers are still somewhat low and attendance would go a long way to getting the film to at least the same level as Transformers and Revenge Of The Fallen. If the current US pattern holds, Age Of Extinction will be the smallest domestic take of the entire film series. (Currently stands at $128,685,351)

If you haven't seen it yet, or you're on the fence, go check it out with friends, or with your kids, and above all: Have a good time!

We'll keep you updated with the numbers and hopefully we'll get to see a stellar box office take, together.

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587823)
Posted by Bleak5170 on July 4th, 2014 @ 6:21am CDT
This is the first TF movie I haven't gone to see in the theater, (first flick I saw multiple times). I'll wait for the BR, (I expect those sales to be MASSIVE).
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587826)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 4th, 2014 @ 6:47am CDT
Not going to see this a the cinema. I may purchase the Blu ray but most likely I will wait until its on Netflix or on TV.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587828)
Posted by bluecatcinema on July 4th, 2014 @ 7:28am CDT
Impressive. In time, it might even knock X-Men: Days Of Future Past off the "biggest earner of 2014" pedestal (DOFP has currently raked in over $700,000,000).
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587830)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:So looks like the Nostalgia Critic doesn't like the movie..
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43885-nostalgia-critic-talks-transformers-4

He even brings up Michael Bays teleprompter incident(which I still think people were being too hard on him about. He's only human like the rest of us)
Meanwhile, here's what Doug (as himself) really thought about the movie - http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43894-doug-reviews-transformers-4

And the Nostalgia Chick (along with the Black Nerd), who is much more positive with the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrriH5YbLF8


I haven't had chance yet to check out Dougs real opinion of the movie and I didn't know that the Nostalgia Chick had done a review. I'll have to check it out. Though the initial review caused a argument with a friend of mine who took th e review as the gospel truth. He is convinced that this movie will ruin all movies >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587834)
Posted by dragons on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:44am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:So looks like the Nostalgia Critic doesn't like the movie..
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43885-nostalgia-critic-talks-transformers-4

He even brings up Michael Bays teleprompter incident(which I still think people were being too hard on him about. He's only human like the rest of us)
Meanwhile, here's what Doug (as himself) really thought about the movie - http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43894-doug-reviews-transformers-4

And the Nostalgia Chick (along with the Black Nerd), who is much more positive with the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrriH5YbLF8


I haven't had chance yet to check out Dougs real opinion of the movie and I didn't know that the Nostalgia Chick had done a review. I'll have to check it out. Though the initial review caused a argument with a friend of mine who took th e review as the gospel truth. He is convinced that this movie will ruin all movies >:oP


Tell your freind go see meet the Spartans parodys are bad for movies
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587837)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
How these movies even make this kind of money I'll never know.


... not that I'm really complaining. *happily plays with toys that probably wouldn't exist without Bay's films*
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587839)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 4th, 2014 @ 9:09am CDT
All yall hould see the film. It's really cool. I mean, it's no Inception, but it doesn't have Hayden Christiansen in it, so that's a plus.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587843)
Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2014 @ 9:21am CDT
Im still holding out. I dont go to movie theaters full of noisy kids...ugh.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587848)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
Rated X wrote:Im still holding out. I dont go to movie theaters full of noisy kids...ugh.
Now might be a good time to go see it. When I saw it for the second time yesterday, there were only seven people in the theater room, counting myself. All adults.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587870)
Posted by leokearon on July 4th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
Not watching this movie, after getting burned with DOTM, I don't want to give Michael bay anymore of my money so he can continue to ruin TFs with his explosions, lack of characterisation and unoriginal plots.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587872)
Posted by mooseastig on July 4th, 2014 @ 12:20pm CDT
Saw the movie on Imax 3d and it was Pure Awesomeness..! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Bigger in China than US (1587873)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2014 @ 12:20pm CDT
leokearon wrote:Not watching this movie, after getting burned with DOTM, I don't want to give Michael bay anymore of my money so he can continue to ruin TFs with his explosions, lack of characterisation and unoriginal plots.
I can assure you that this movie at least remedied the one in bold.