Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts

Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 6:38am CDT

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Paramount Pictures has announced that Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has passed the $1 Billion dollar benchmark. This is a monumental achievement for our favorite Robots In Disguise. Here is the official Paramount announcement.

Paramount Pictures wrote:“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE


HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 3, 2011) – Worldwide box office receipts for TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, have hit $1 billion, Paramount Pictures announced today. To date, the third installment of the hit Transformers franchise, and the first shot in 3-D, has grossed $338 million in U.S. (through Monday) and $663 million internationally (through Tuesday).

“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is the first billion dollar grossing movie in the history of Paramount Pictures, marking a substantial milestone in the 99 year life of this legendary studio," said Brad Grey, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures. “We are grateful for the extraordinary work of Michael Bay and his film-making team, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and everyone at Paramount around the globe who played a part in helping make this latest TRANSFORMERS one of the 10 highest grossing films worldwide of all time".

Earlier this summer, Paramount was the first studio to reach $1 billion in domestic grosses, aided by the $180.7 million opening of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON over the July 4th holiday. This is the fifth year in a row that Paramount has reached the milestone before any other studio. Paramount Pictures International crossed the $2 billion mark on July 30th, making it the first for any studio this year to reach the benchmark. The studio has had six consecutive movies earning over $100 million at the domestic box office in 2011.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

© 2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
© 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

For more information, go to www.TransformersMovie.com

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ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

Credit(s): Paramount


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Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270706)
Posted by prowl123 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:43am CDT
Woah. that's a lot of dough.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270708)
Posted by steve2275 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:56am CDT
thats what
less than 1% of the us debt
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270716)
Posted by optimusprime58316 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 7:31am CDT
Now use that money to put a large dent in the nations debt. Imagine what could be done if all these billion dollar movies donated all it money it made to the economy. The economy could be save and we wouldn't have to worry about Satanic China foreclosing on America unlawfully and unconstitutionally.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270717)
Posted by dylansdad on August 3rd, 2011 @ 7:36am CDT
Sorry I added to that total,,worst Transformers movie ever. Hey!!! Hasbro!! I won't be buying any toys anytime soon!!!!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270719)
Posted by Capt.Failure on August 3rd, 2011 @ 7:46am CDT
Only Transformers fans can complain when something Transformers related is successful. :roll:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270727)
Posted by optimusprime58316 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 8:09am CDT
dylansdad wrote:Sorry I added to that total,,worst Transformers movie ever. Hey!!! Hasbro!! I won't be buying any toys anytime soon!!!!



At least someone else shares my pain. U read my mind.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270748)
Posted by dylansdad on August 3rd, 2011 @ 8:48am CDT
I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270795)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:14am CDT
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.


Because your grief is stupid. And misguided.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270814)
Posted by optimusprime58316 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:00am CDT
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.



Trust me bro i understand u completely i have had way too many issues with Hasbro including items not sold completely letting 3rd party companies sell separately what should have been included in the first place, as a DISH subscriber not having access to the HD channel of the Hub Channel because Hasbro didn't authorize them to launch it. They only let verizon fios get the hd channel which isn't fair. The expense of these toys r getting out of hand. Hasbro has only profits on their minds. The Transformers movies could have been made a lot better than they have. We the original G1 fans no when we have been had. Let me know if u feel the same way.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270827)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:26am CDT
optimusprime58316 wrote:Now use that money to put a large dent in the nations debt. Imagine what could be done if all these billion dollar movies donated all it money it made to the economy. The economy could be save and we wouldn't have to worry about Satanic China foreclosing on America unlawfully and unconstitutionally.


Wow. That's hardcore liberal thinking right there. It's not everyone else's job to pay for our leaders' stupidity with a checkbook. If they donated all that money, they would have thrown out millions of dollars on the movie for nothing. They're a business. Damn, you liberals come up with the STUPIDEST ideas sometimes.

SlyTF1 wrote:
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.


Because your grief is stupid. And misguided.


Bingo.

optimusprime58316 wrote:The expense of these toys r getting out of hand.


Which is why toy prices have dropped by $2 or more on most DOTM items, right?

optimusprime58316 wrote:The Transformers movies could have been made a lot better than they have. We the original G1 fans no when we have been had.


Geewunners are such elitists.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270829)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:31am CDT
Suck on that, Hairy Pothead.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270833)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:36am CDT
*reads thread* Wow.

Congratulations, DoTM! Regardless of whether it deserved it or not, congratulations!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270834)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:36am CDT
Did it really beat Harry Potter to the $1 billion mark?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1270876)
Posted by Capt.Failure on August 3rd, 2011 @ 12:33pm CDT
optimusprime58316 wrote:Now use that money to put a large dent in the nations debt. Imagine what could be done if all these billion dollar movies donated all it money it made to the economy. The economy could be save and we wouldn't have to worry about Satanic China foreclosing on America unlawfully and unconstitutionally.


>:oP <--this is me giving a frak*

Treetop Maximus wrote:Did it really beat Harry Potter to the $1 billion mark?


It had a head start in the theaters so yeah. I'm waiting for people to start tossing the "popularity doesn't mean it's good" arguement, as if it's supposed to make people change their minds.

*Note: I think it's worth bringing up that's the most bass ackwards economic logic I've ever heard.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271008)
Posted by Burn on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:33pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.


Because your grief is stupid. And misguided.


And your post is completely out of line.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Suck on that, Hairy Pothead.


Harry will still take in more in the long run. Going to have to deal with that eventually. Image
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271037)
Posted by outerglow on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:58pm CDT
GO CYBERTRON!!!! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271082)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:53pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Suck on that, Hairy Pothead.


Harry will still take in more in the long run. Going to have to deal with that eventually. Image


We'll see in a few months... Like the man said, "It ain't over till it's over."
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271103)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 5:26pm CDT
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.


We, [must of us] understood your grief.What didnt make sence is your claim that the sexual jokes and violence of the film surprised and shocked you.

A] their are examples of it in the first 2 films
B] the film was rated PG13
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271115)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on August 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50pm CDT
sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
dylansdad wrote:I've been venting my displeasure on the 'does anyone hold hasbro accountable' thread. Not many seem to understand my grief.


We, [must of us] understood your grief.What didnt make sence is your claim that the sexual jokes and violence of the film surprised and shocked you.

A] their are examples of it in the first 2 films
B] the film was rated PG13


I understood it. I just didn't feel sorry for him.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Passes $1 Billion in Box Office Receipts (1271119)
Posted by Cobra Viper on August 3rd, 2011 @ 5:57pm CDT
It's already a known fact that The Deathly Hallows hit a $BILLION$ on Sunday. I checked both on box office mojo on monday. HP was at something like $1,006,000,000, but TF was only at about $983,000,000. Beaten by two days. What a shame.

I do find it odd that in two days TF somehow made another $20 million or so when the weekend was already over. It would seem that they just didn't have all the numbers in yet. They may have been beaten by poor communication from the theater chains to the number crunchers.

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