Forbes: Transformers Dark of the Moon Brings 3D Back From the Dead

Posted on Jul 8, 2011

Mark Hughes:

Michael Bay must have zombie-raising powers, because 3D is back from the dead with Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which pulled in about 60% 3D ticket sales in its opening weekend.

There’s an artistry in his filmmaking that far too few people seem to appreciate, and it’s become a cliche to make jokes about Bay’s films being just a series of explosions. But that demonstrates a gross misunderstanding for what Michael Bay can do as a filmmaker, and ignores some great films on his resume, including those noted above.

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'The Island' on Blu-ray

Posted on Jul 5, 2011

Considering all the promotion Michael Bay’s 2005 film ‘The Island” has been recently, you’ll be happy to know that you can now get in on Blu-ray in the US. Outside the US, region-free Blu-ray ships from the UK.

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Happy 4th of July

Posted on Jul 4, 2011

We wish you a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Transformers 3 Breaks 4th Of July Box Office Record

Posted on Jul 3, 2011

From Boxofficemojo.com:

Weekend Report: ‘Transformers’ Claims Independence Gross Record

This weekend, Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the box office with an estimated $97.4 million on approximately 9,300 screens at 4,013 locations. In the process, the robo-threequel rocked the Independence Day weekend gross record, eclipsing Spider-Man 2’s $88.2 million, and socked Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for the top-grossing weekend crown of 2011 so far. The Friday-to-Sunday opening salvos of Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were $70.5 million and $109 million, respectively.

Transformers 3 Hits $372 Million Globally

Posted on Jul 3, 2011

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THR:

Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon has transformed into the third best worldwide debut of all time, smashing records and grossing a whopping $372 million through Sunday.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince scored the best worldwide debut of all time in grossing $394 million, followed by Spider-Man 3 at $382 million.

With the actual July 4th holiday still to go, Michael Bay’s Dark of the Moon should finish Monday with a total opening gross of $405.8 million.

Domestically, Dark of the Moon’s gross through Sunday was $162 million. It’s expected to earn another $18.8 million Monday for a total domestic launch of $180.8 million.