Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion!

Transformers News: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion!

Monday, May 12th, 2008 12:52PM CDT

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Sales for Transformers the movie continue to hit record highs.

As reported from Box Office Mojo, Transformers sold it's 13,901,422 DVD, bringing total DVD sales to $315,650,110. This combined with ticket sales for the blockbuster hit brings Transformers the Movie to over $1 Billion dollars in total earnings.


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Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (698938)
Posted by omega666 on May 12th, 2008 @ 1:03pm CDT
Sweet! Ok, how many people bought multiple dvds? :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (698953)
Posted by Bumblebeast on May 12th, 2008 @ 1:20pm CDT
Well, it can't be that bad. This should give the critics something to think about.

At least the fans responded.

Let's not even think about the toy sales ! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (698958)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 12th, 2008 @ 1:27pm CDT
I only bought 1DVD.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (698961)
Posted by Zeds on May 12th, 2008 @ 1:32pm CDT
I bought multiple DVDs given all the bonuses being offered here, there and everywhere. Also saw the movie more than a few times. I helped out with about $200 of the $1B or 0.00002%! :APPLAUSE:

Every little bit counts!
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699023)
Posted by Energon on May 12th, 2008 @ 2:56pm CDT
I am not surprised at the impressive numbers. I had seen TF at the box office a bunch of times, bought a HD player to play the TF HDDVD, got a second copy to play on my regular dvd player and now will have to get a blue ray player for the next movie. They are definately making money off of me.
Now if only we could get some decent toys with handsome robot faces to go with the next movie.....
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699085)
Posted by Buttz on May 12th, 2008 @ 3:59pm CDT
All the money in the world won't change the fact that this movie was utter crap. All the credit goes to the special effects people. The acting, writing, and especially the directing, were all utterly sub-par.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699158)
Posted by Zeds on May 12th, 2008 @ 5:44pm CDT
Buttz wrote:All the money in the world won't change the fact that this movie was utter crap. All the credit goes to the special effects people. The acting, writing, and especially the directing, were all utterly sub-par.


Dude harsh. It had its failings but compared to Spiderman 3 the TFM was comparable to Gone With the Wind. Its all about the perspective you spin I guess.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699170)
Posted by autobot commander on May 12th, 2008 @ 5:54pm CDT
Buttz wrote:All the money in the world won't change the fact that this movie was utter crap. All the credit goes to the special effects people. The acting, writing, and especially the directing, were all utterly sub-par.


also keep in mind that this is your opinion. and that the tfm didn't suck but it didn't rock ether
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699171)
Posted by ***Galvatron*** on May 12th, 2008 @ 5:57pm CDT
Buttz wrote:All the money in the world won't change the fact that this movie was utter crap. All the credit goes to the special effects people. The acting, writing, and especially the directing, were all utterly sub-par.



The movie was not perfect by any stretch but it was certainly a good start to this version of the franchise, I'd rather have this than an uber G1 hardcore version that would only appeal to that limited crowd, the movie would probably have bombed then.

This is one movie I've seen overly nit picked to death by a bunch of rabid fan boys acting like vultures ripping this movie to shreds over every little detail, what next ? will people start whining about how the dirt was laid out on optimus's windshield in the cgi shots ?
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699182)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:19pm CDT
A billion? Wow.

Well, I'd say we should have a better sequel then. With that kind of dough coming in, they could easily bankrole a better production with more TF screen time.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699188)
Posted by Heavy B on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:27pm CDT
omega666 wrote:Sweet! Ok, how many people bought multiple dvds? :APPLAUSE:


right here baby. the target transforming case, and the wal mart 2 disc special
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699191)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:27pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:A billion? Wow.

Well, I'd say we should have a better sequel then. With that kind of dough coming in, they could easily bankrole a better production with more TF screen time.


Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699206)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:A billion? Wow.

Well, I'd say we should have a better sequel then. With that kind of dough coming in, they could easily bankrole a better production with more TF screen time.


Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!



I'd pull my face off with my own two hands long around the three hour mark. I love TransFormers, I love movies, I love the two combined, but I can't take that for three plus hours. Oh no.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699207)
Posted by Me, Grimlock! on May 12th, 2008 @ 6:44pm CDT
How do they count precisely how many DVDs were sold?
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699236)
Posted by Rampage01 on May 12th, 2008 @ 7:04pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!


To quote Optimus Primal, "By Primus! NOOOOOOOOOOO!" :shock:

The regular LOTR movies are too long as it is, much less the extended length versions. 4 hours way too long for any movie, TFs or otherwise.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699266)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 12th, 2008 @ 7:52pm CDT
Rampage01 wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!


To quote Optimus Primal, "By Primus! NOOOOOOOOOOO!" :shock:

The regular LOTR movies are too long as it is, much less the extended length versions. 4 hours way too long for any movie, TFs or otherwise.


Further proof that the average adult attention span is too short.
I've seen the extended LotR and didn't mind it at all.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699278)
Posted by ***Galvatron*** on May 12th, 2008 @ 8:17pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Rampage01 wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!


To quote Optimus Primal, "By Primus! NOOOOOOOOOOO!" :shock:

The regular LOTR movies are too long as it is, much less the extended length versions. 4 hours way too long for any movie, TFs or otherwise.


Further proof that the average adult attention span is too short.
I've seen the extended LotR and didn't mind it at all.


Has anyone watched all three extended versions back to back ? I have and it was really intense.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699312)
Posted by dragons on May 12th, 2008 @ 9:03pm CDT
i bought every version of the dvds and i cant believe im saying this i also bought the walmaert exclusive dvd package every version except for the hd dvd version im waiting for the blueray edition if there is one
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699328)
Posted by Rampage01 on May 12th, 2008 @ 9:35pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Rampage01 wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:Make it 4 hours long, like the LotR extended editions!


To quote Optimus Primal, "By Primus! NOOOOOOOOOOO!" :shock:

The regular LOTR movies are too long as it is, much less the extended length versions. 4 hours way too long for any movie, TFs or otherwise.


Further proof that the average adult attention span is too short.
I've seen the extended LotR and didn't mind it at all.


This is where you and I are going to have to agree to disagree.

There are things that I'm quite willing to sit down and do for several hours straight, but watching a movie isn't one of them.
Re: Transformers hits combined ticket / DVD sales of $1 billion! (699390)
Posted by Buttz on May 12th, 2008 @ 11:53pm CDT
***Galvatron*** wrote:The movie was not perfect by any stretch but it was certainly a good start to this version of the franchise, I'd rather have this than an uber G1 hardcore version that would only appeal to that limited crowd, the movie would probably have bombed then.

This is one movie I've seen overly nit picked to death by a bunch of rabid fan boys acting like vultures ripping this movie to shreds over every little detail, what next ? will people start whining about how the dirt was laid out on optimus's windshield in the cgi shots ?


The thing is that it didn't have to be that, nor did it have to be the turdfest it turned out to be. Take Iron Man for example. It has a broad appeal because it's a well-made and entertaining movie.
Why? Because it was made by a competent director who understands and loves movies, rather than some egomaniacal buffon who loves himself more than anything in the world, except for maybe possibly money. Whenever I fast-forward through the DVD(I got it as a gift, I'm never spending another cent on anything Michael Bay-related)and I accidentally land on the wrong scene, I have no idea if the effects shot I'm looking for is before or after, because the "plot" is just indistinguishable filler and I can't tell one scene apart from the next.

I forgot what I was talking about. Anyway this movie was crap. It could've elevated Transformers to something more than cartoons and toys, but instead it was just another bloated and forgettable piece of Michael Bay garbage.

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