Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record

Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 2:37pm CDT

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We've received reports from across the globe on how box office openings for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen were breaking barriers in the earnings department. Now we see how it did in the US.

In a report posted at ReelMovieNews.com it is estimated that Revenge of the Fallen earned of $16 million in revenue at the box offices across the nation early this morning, coming in second to The Dark Knight's $18 million earnings. The difference between the two is that The Dark Knight opened on a Friday, making Transformers Revenge of the Fallen the largest grossing film ever on a Wednesday midnight release.

Showtimes are selling out quickly for Revenge of the Fallen all this week, get your tickets before you miss out.

Credit(s): ReelMovieNews.com


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Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941690)
Posted by FanBoiTonio on June 24th, 2009 @ 2:44pm CDT
Guilty as charged, I got out at 3:15 this morning.... Work is AWESOME RIGHT NOW 8-}
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941695)
Posted by First Gen on June 24th, 2009 @ 2:49pm CDT
FanBoiTonio wrote:Guilty as charged, I got out at 3:15 this morning.... Work is AWESOME RIGHT NOW 8-}



lol, me too. I slept about an hour and 15 minutes maybe.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941697)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 24th, 2009 @ 2:56pm CDT
Wow, I thought my three hours was short.

I went to an opening in a town in Nebraska about 7500 people. Normally that place has plenty of room for a midnight showing. Last night, the place was packed. I, unfortunately, was one of the only in any Transormer apparel. My fincance was another. :(
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941716)
Posted by Optimus_Prime007 on June 24th, 2009 @ 3:46pm CDT
I will be seeing tonight after work then im seeing friday in IMAX!!! :grin: I will be in my Optimus Prime T, I picked up from Hot Topic last weekend.

I think ROTF will Gross 200 Million this weekend.
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 24th, 2009 @ 4:04pm CDT
Unlike you folks I waltzed into the theater at 9:30 this morning and was rather irritated that they didn't have any coffee ready.
Was sporting my Autobot shirt and Autobot hat so there was no mistaking what I was there to see. I had a feeling that it would outdo the Dark Knight (when you adjust for the timing) and I don't think any other movie this year will touch this one as far as records go. It's also going to have more people seeing it multiple times than probably any other movie out there. I want to see it at least once in IMAX, once at the Drive-In and once more in a regular theater... Minimum!
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Posted by Versa on June 24th, 2009 @ 4:23pm CDT
... quickly selling out.... phuh.... Many theaters have multiple screens. Nothing to panic over. The first initial day or two are always packed. You'll all get to see it. :)

Unfortunately the big bucks it will make won't parallel how great the movie truly is.

The third film needs to repair a lot of the damage that was done with this one.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941739)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 24th, 2009 @ 4:27pm CDT
Evolution Prime wrote:Wow, I thought my three hours was short.


Wow, I actually got about 4 hours of sleep..
Got up at 7:30 and went to the gym for 2 hours..

I am dead tired right now..
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941743)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 24th, 2009 @ 4:34pm CDT
Yeah good thing I get off in about 10 min. Then off to home to sleep. Maybe go and see it again if it is the theater in town since tickets are only $5 there. Old single screen theater which would be the cheap cheap theater in most towns.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941749)
Posted by Burn on June 24th, 2009 @ 4:43pm CDT
There were no midnight screenings near me, the earliest was 9:30am, so I opted for the 5:30pm.

Which of course meant 6 hours at work, an hour for band duties, plus an hour drive to the cinema, then 2 and a half hours for the movie before another hour drive home.

Think I passed out between 11 and 11:30, before getting up at 6:30. Now it's off to work for me!
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941815)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 24th, 2009 @ 6:26pm CDT
Im sad to say i help with this. Well i think i did. I used the movie pass i got from gamestop. only one theater was sold out around here. And they had it on 4 screens. All the others only had 1 or two screens. The one i was at neither screen sold out. This just makes things worse. As long as its making this kind of cash the crapfest will continue.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941843)
Posted by Zeds on June 24th, 2009 @ 7:20pm CDT
So I went in hoping that the film would be better than the toys in the line. Sadly NO. By the end of the 2 and half hours of pain and torment I was pleased that I had an empty bag of popcorn to upchuck into. 2 years of anticipation and build up for this. Man. Bay should be hanged, drawn, quartered and then shot for good measure for this travesty.

If they do a 3rd they owe us dinobots as recompense.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941849)
Posted by First Gen on June 24th, 2009 @ 7:41pm CDT
Zeds wrote:So I went in hoping that the film would be better than the toys in the line. Sadly NO. By the end of the 2 and half hours of pain and torment I was pleased that I had an empty bag of popcorn to upchuck into. 2 years of anticipation and build up for this. Man. Bay should be hanged, drawn, quartered and then shot for good measure for this travesty.

If they do a 3rd they owe us dinobots as recompense.



Seriously, I cannot stress enough how I believe this is NOT Michael Bays fault. He did the best he could with the crap script he was told to make into a film. He delivered on action, but everything else, like plot points, a cohesive story that melds with the first film, are things he just couldn't do anything about.

The fault is with the writers and I honestly believe I could have written a much better film in the same time they were given.
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Posted by Zeds on June 24th, 2009 @ 9:01pm CDT
First Gen wrote:Seriously, I cannot stress enough how I believe this is NOT Michael Bays fault. He did the best he could with the crap script he was told to make into a film. He delivered on action, but everything else, like plot points, a cohesive story that melds with the first film, are things he just couldn't do anything about.

The fault is with the writers and I honestly believe I could have written a much better film in the same time they were given.


Bay is the director and one of the executive producers and he has the final say over the final cut of the film. I agree that the 'writers' are also to blame for the bad plot but Bay can and should have stepped in to put a stop to the bleeding. He may not have the brains to know any better and he cannot be faulted for that in the end. More and more films are counting on special effects to make up for a lack lustre plot. ROTF proves this point in spades.
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 24th, 2009 @ 10:22pm CDT
Wow, help me understand this here. Who is at fault for whose expectations here? Are folks really pissed because someone couldn't reach the level of idealistic thought inside ones head. I'm sorry but if you went into a theater with your expectations set THAT high, you screwed YOURSELF over. If you pay $80.00 for a massage and you get a massage don't bitch because it wasn't the "rub & tug" you had hoped it would be. This was only ever supposed to be as movie, not some life altering destiny fulfilling event that so many of you make it out to be. Those of you who got your hopes up that far, I laugh at you all for your foolishness and shortsightedness. 3 hours of escapism is all I asked for and this movie delivered that perfectly. The rest was just icing on the cake. I think some folks need to walk away from this hobby for awhile like I did and regain some perspective.

Speaking of folks that need to walk away, can we fire up a thread to deal with the idiots out there claiming "racism" over the behavior of the Twins? I just read about it on the Comcast.net news feed.
It's not like such rubbish is going to have any affect on the record breaking ability of this film. I'm still going to enjoy watching Harry Potter scramble futilely to catch up to these box office figures.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (941918)
Posted by Mechastrike on June 24th, 2009 @ 10:52pm CDT
I ACTUALLY SKIPPED A CLASS JUST TO WATCH THIS DAMN MOVIE! :P IT WAS A BLAST.
ANYBODY WANT A TF3?
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Posted by Ballistic90 on June 25th, 2009 @ 6:48am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Wow, help me understand this here. Who is at fault for whose expectations here? Are folks really pissed because someone couldn't reach the level of idealistic thought inside ones head. I'm sorry but if you went into a theater with your expectations set THAT high, you screwed YOURSELF over. If you pay $80.00 for a massage and you get a massage don't bitch because it wasn't the "rub & tug" you had hoped it would be. This was only ever supposed to be as movie, not some life altering destiny fulfilling event that so many of you make it out to be. Those of you who got your hopes up that far, I laugh at you all for your foolishness and shortsightedness. 3 hours of escapism is all I asked for and this movie delivered that perfectly. The rest was just icing on the cake. I think some folks need to walk away from this hobby for awhile like I did and regain some perspective.

Speaking of folks that need to walk away, can we fire up a thread to deal with the idiots out there claiming "racism" over the behavior of the Twins? I just read about it on the Comcast.net news feed.
It's not like such rubbish is going to have any affect on the record breaking ability of this film. I'm still going to enjoy watching Harry Potter scramble futilely to catch up to these box office figures.


That was racism you moron. That is a 'Sambo' kind of stereotype and I was offended. They had big 'ears', huge buck teeth, and one even had a gold tooth, and they were illiterate, stupid, and spoke in incredibly stereotypical 'ghetto-speak'. They only, ONLY thing they could do at that point was use the 'N' word to make it MORE racist.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen sets Midnight Open Box Office Record (942036)
Posted by Joshua Vallse on June 25th, 2009 @ 6:49am CDT
Brain......Jello.

I just came back from watching the midnight screening at the Arclight in Hollywood. My experience was awesome because of one factor....cars!!!!! I got to see all the cars and take pictures....even Optimus Prime was there.

I will go on a limb and say I think the first film was much better then this one. Reasons being characters I would have liked to have seen more of and established better, Soundwave, Sideways, Jolt, any number of the constructicons, seemed to be treated as background props verses characters I could have done well without (Twins...those damn twins) got more lines then they should of....and more screen time for that matter.

As far as the script, yeah it was crap. And it shows....the film feels choppy like its a rough cut.

But I paid to see things go boom, and I got that. My biggest disappointment was Devastator and Soundwave though. Beyond that, this film is pure eye candy. Watch this film as eye candy and nothing else, and you'll do fine. Just for the love of God don't sit close to the screen, this is a film where I would say watching from a distance would be better for your eyes.

Josh
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 25th, 2009 @ 1:43pm CDT
Ballistic90 wrote:That was racism you moron. That is a 'Sambo' kind of stereotype and I was offended. They had big 'ears', huge buck teeth, and one even had a gold tooth, and they were illiterate, stupid, and spoke in incredibly stereotypical 'ghetto-speak'. They only, ONLY thing they could do at that point was use the 'N' word to make it MORE racist.


Whoa...MORON?? I've dealt with "thugs", "Gangstas" and folks on "the street". I'm not ignorant, I'm not sheltered and I'm not stupid. I'm one of the few white guys in my area who is not afraid to walk into the part of town that most folks steer clear of and who is street smart enough and respectful enough to walk out alive and intact. The only people that I've come across that behaved like the Twins or looked like the Twins are the dumb-ass little white poser wannabees punks. THAT is who I thought was being made fun of and THAT is one small demographic that desreves it. Hell, my ex-roomate was part of The IE, straight out of Cali. I've been there, I KNOW that isn't how the folks on the street are which is why the racist aspect never crossed my mind.
You care to back down and rethink how you just offended me and everything that I know and everything that I've experienced and how your reaction towards me just tainted everyone elses view of a situation that could have been handled a whole lot better, cause there aint a single one of my friends on the street that would have handled this the way you did! I'm pissed off on their behalf about your reaction cause I know my buddy didn't see the "stereotype" the same way you did.
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Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 25th, 2009 @ 1:50pm CDT
First Gen wrote:
The fault is with the writers and I honestly believe I could have written a much better film in the same time they were given.


Unfortunately, they're talentless hacks from whom we won't get anything better. So i hope they won't even tuch TF3. Orci and Kurtzman are bums. I could have written a better script, I write enough fanfics.

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