Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings

Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 9:24pm CDT

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Earlier Seibertron.com reported that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen hit $400 Million USD domestically, making it the top grossing film of the summer. More news reports that the massive gross earnings taken by the hit sequel are more significant than we think.

According to a report posted on Variety, Paramount Studios claimed the second highest grossing film producer, raking in $884 Million USD for the summer of 2009 with ROTF pulling in a whopping 45% alone!

Other films such as the Star Trek revamp and GI Joe: Rise of Cobra assisted in the overall earnings, but it's plain to see the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was much bigger than anyone anticipated.

One can only imagine the budget that will be awarded the third installment of the movieverse franchise with this new revelation.

Keep your optics locked, right here at Seibertron.com your Ultimate Transformers Resource.

Credit(s): Variety


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Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (993215)
Posted by justynnbailey on September 9th, 2009 @ 9:33pm CDT
Im not the biggest fan of the Michael Bayverse but anything that helps one aspect hopefully helps the entire franchise (Universe etc.) and I certainly wont complain about that.
Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (993323)
Posted by Primus1101 on September 10th, 2009 @ 1:13am CDT
This is definitely good, but for the third one, listen to what we want, Bay!
Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (993371)
Posted by vectorA3 on September 10th, 2009 @ 4:07am CDT
better have made a lot!! Saw it 3 times + bought my friend a ticket the 2nd time.

FG --unfortunately a bigger budget doesn't necessarily mean a higher quality movie. You gotta have a rock solid script, and unfortunately b/c of the strike, this one didn't. I am glad though that the Academy is preparing to have 10 or 11 new technical categories so that special effects companies like ILM can take home some Oscar hardware. They truly deserve them for wowing us.
Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (993833)
Posted by phoenixsword on September 10th, 2009 @ 6:58pm CDT
1st movie: Great story, few robots

2nd movie: LOTS of robots, no story (though it had some the best fight scenes in ANY Transformer line).

you know what they say: 3rd time's the charm.

BTW, anyone out there who sill wants the cheracters to revert to G1 (sideswipe to a Lamborghini), Get over it. It's not suppose to be G1. If you want G1, go buy the DVDs (which I have of course! :D) Also, I have inconsistancies. (and Stingway concept: AWESOME!!!!)

-I do think that Bay, Orci, Kurtzman, etc. should listen to the opinions of fans, but should not follow what they want. Remember, the movies are supposed to bring in NEW fans, as well as satisfy old ones.

-Safe bet there will be Triple Changers

-G1-based characters: Wheeljack, Shockwave, Aerialbots, Warpath?!

-I like to see an aircraft carrier Transformer Bay has talked about. (Menasor?)

So, be glad that ROTF did so well, and have some hope for #3.
Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (993837)
Posted by phoenixsword on September 10th, 2009 @ 7:01pm CDT
vectorA3 wrote:better have made a lot!! Saw it 3 times + bought my friend a ticket the 2nd time.

FG --unfortunately a bigger budget doesn't necessarily mean a higher quality movie. You gotta have a rock solid script, and unfortunately b/c of the strike, this one didn't. I am glad though that the Academy is preparing to have 10 or 11 new technical categories so that special effects companies like ILM can take home some Oscar hardware. They truly deserve them for wowing us.


I'm still shocked the first movie's Transformers lost the Oscar to a TALKING POLAR BEAR!? :MAD:
Re: Paramount 2nd Highest For Summer Films, ROTF credited with 45% of the earnings (994066)
Posted by vectorA3 on September 11th, 2009 @ 4:46am CDT
phoenixsword wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:better have made a lot!! Saw it 3 times + bought my friend a ticket the 2nd time.

FG --unfortunately a bigger budget doesn't necessarily mean a higher quality movie. You gotta have a rock solid script, and unfortunately b/c of the strike, this one didn't. I am glad though that the Academy is preparing to have 10 or 11 new technical categories so that special effects companies like ILM can take home some Oscar hardware. They truly deserve them for wowing us.


I'm still shocked the first movie's Transformers lost the Oscar to a TALKING POLAR BEAR!? :MAD:



Ya, that ticks me off too. But not more than when "Happy Feet" beat "Casino Royale" in its opening week. I mean, Bond is classic, been around years and years (and CR is in the top 5 all time for Bond flix) only to be beat by some shitty dancing penguin movie. Just thinking about it pisses me off.

I hope TF3 doesn't fall pieces similar to Spiderman 3 --tried to do too much and failed, not as good as first 2.

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