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In a record that puts close to a tie with the ‘Harry Potter’ series, Paramount Pictures have announced ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ has grossed a stunning $1-billion in box office sales.
Becoming only the third film this year to achieve such a feat, ‘Transformers’ earned $338-million in the US up to last Monday, and $663-million in the rest of the world.
It’s also the first movie in the studio’s 99-year history to score the mystical $1-billion gross.More >
It was expected to be the blockbuster hit of the summer, and it’s looking like it’ll live up to those expectations but fall short of its prequel.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (otherwise affectionately known as Transformers 3) wrapped up a $37.3 million pay day Wednesday, including an additional $5.5 million on early sneak peaks on Tuesday. This gives the Michael Bay flick the top opening day trophy for 2011 — just outpacing previous holder Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which debuted to $34.8 million, including $4.7 million in midnights, on a Friday.
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So here’s one you won’t hear everyday, a children’s book titled Transformers 3: The Dark of the Moon popped up on Amazon this week and it apparently gives away the movie’s plot.
The books description reads as follows (Major Spoiler in the block quote):
“The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009′s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia,
Depending on whom you believe, Megan Fox either quit Paramount’s Transformers 3 project, which was to begin production this month, or the studio decided not to pick up her option. Maybe there’s a little of both going on here, but only a few parties know the truth of which came first.
Now considering that Fox said all sorts of negative things about Transformers director Michael Bay, including comparing him to Hitler during a magazine interview in 2009, it wouldn’t be surprising if he and Paramount changed their mind and went with another star. However, TheWrap is saying that numerous otherMore >
Yesterday I went on at length about how hot Megan Fox is, despite her really weird OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) issues. Like hating germs but being a slob. But it looks like director Michael Bay doesn’t think she’s all that and won’t have her reprising her role as Shia LaBeouf’s character’s love interest, Mikaela Barnes, on Transformers 3. Actually, the real story is either that Bay is getting back at Fox for comparing him to Hitler and saying he’s a nightmare to work for and that he has no social skills, or that she decided to leave the Transformers franchise on her own.
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