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Transformers 2nd Highest Grossing Foreign Movie In China

Postby Raymond T. » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:21 pm

Three months after its initial release, the Michael Bay Transformers movie is still breaking records. Yahoo! Finance reports that over the weekend, Transformers became the second highest grossing foreign movie of all time in China, when it surpassed 100 million yuan ($13.3 million) mark set by The Da Vinci Code. With $37.3 million to its name, Transformers is only behind James Cameron's Titanic, which had earned $48 million in China.

On a side note, the Transformers movie was apparently able to achieve this feat, without much aid of public commercial support. Earlier it was reported that the Chinese goverment had banned all media coverage surrounding the movie. This was however disputed.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:23 pm

AND WHY NOT FIRST CHINA!?!

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Postby Kayevcee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:23 pm

China has been cracking down on risque advertising lately. I don't think that affects TFs though. Also, the article above says it's disputed, and I certainly haven't heard anything to that effect anywhere else. Definitely pinch of salt time.

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Postby Moonbase2 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:47 pm

I think it's funny that the top two movies are Titanic and Transformers. How different can they possibly be?
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Postby i_amtrunks » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:19 pm

1337W422102 wrote:Banned media coverage? WTF?


Perhaps all the "Pro-Americanism" in the film is what the Chinese Government particularly disliked.

To only be behind Titanic is an epic achievement, Titanic is the Benchmark film in almost every single market across the world (even though it was terrible)
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Postby First-Aid » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:27 pm

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i_amtrunks wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:Banned media coverage? WTF?


Perhaps all the "Pro-Americanism" in the film is what the Chinese Government particularly disliked.

To only be behind Titanic is an epic achievement, Titanic is the Benchmark film in almost every single market across the world (even though it was terrible)


Agreed. They don't want Americans being portrayed in a positive light at all...very Soviet of them, I think. What's interesting is that most educated Chinese seem to see this and ignore it.

And I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought Titanic was terrible. The sets were nice, the FX were average, and the acting was piss poor. I wonder if Leo DiCaprio looks back and that and puts his face in his hands, thinking "My God, I was horrible in that".
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Postby Bumblebee-otch » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:39 pm

First-Aid wrote:
i_amtrunks wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:Banned media coverage? WTF?


Perhaps all the "Pro-Americanism" in the film is what the Chinese Government particularly disliked.

To only be behind Titanic is an epic achievement, Titanic is the Benchmark film in almost every single market across the world (even though it was terrible)


Agreed. They don't want Americans being portrayed in a positive light at all...very Soviet of them, I think. What's interesting is that most educated Chinese seem to see this and ignore it.

And I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought Titanic was terrible. The sets were nice, the FX were average, and the acting was piss poor. I wonder if Leo DiCaprio looks back and that and puts his face in his hands, thinking "My God, I was horrible in that".


then he goes and jumps into his uncle scrooge-like swimming pool of money and laughs maniacally.
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