Latest update from Deadline:
"The Fourth Of July fireworks are already beginning at the box office. Sources tell me that Paramount's Transformers 3 is on target for 2011's biggest North American opening day, even though it's Wednesday, beating Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 which had the year's highest gross on a Friday. Right now, the Michael Bay 3D actioner could hit $40M today, which will include the $8M from Wednesday's midnight screenings. (But not Tuesday's pre-midnight 3D sneaks of $5.5M.) Paramount itself is putting the range between $35M-$40M. Pirates 4 opened to $34.8M including midnight shows."
Definitely over $1 billion worldwide.
Another article confirming the $40 million on first day (approximately). With the $13.5 from Tuesday it's almost $55 million so far.
Obviously the Non USA box office will play a bigger role this time (not like ROTF).
Now they're saying $38m for Wednesday...which includes the $8m from midnights, but not the $5.5m from Tues 9pm previews.
So...that would put the total at $43.5m.
I think I'm gonna thow up.
Transform and...make a BILLION DOLLARS!
Will see what happens today. It will make alot.
The Thursdays after opening Wednesdays tend to have a pretty big drop.
I suspect we're looking at $15m-$20m at best.
Hopefully lots of people are waiting for the holiday weekend to see it.
Transform and...make a BILLION DOLLARS!
I don't know guys but I'm trying to reserve a ticket for a third watching of the movie but the IMAX theater's best places are all booked till the end of next week. But maybe it's understandable because in a 2 million city we have only one IMAX hall. There's no problem with the Dolby 3D projections though.
Here is a summary of the International highlights so far:
Korea - opened to a massive $5.03 million from 1291 theaters. This is 217% up on Pirates 4 and 114% up on Transformers 2. Biggest opening day of all time in Korea for any film. 53% of business was from 3D.
Hong Kong - opened to US$780k for the day from 142 theaters. This is 117% ahead of Pirates 4 and 48% up on Transformers 2. It is the biggest non holiday opening day of all time and the third biggest opening day of all time (behind only Spiderman 3 and Pirates 3 both of which opened on a public holiday). 90% of business was in 3D
Singapore - opened to $612k from 126 theaters. This is 93% ahead of Pirates 4 and 38% ahead of Transformers 2. It is the biggest non holiday opening day ever, and the third biggest opening day of all time (behind only Spiderman 3 and Rush Hour 3 both of which opened on holidays). 3D represented 41% of business which is strong for Singapore.
Malaysia - opened to a huge $1.05 million for the day from 210 screens. This is 155% ahead of Pirates 4 and 85% ahead of Transformers 2. It is the biggest opening day ever, it is the biggest single day ever and it is the biggest 3D gross ever. 3D represented 33% of business which is very strong for that market.
Philippines - opened to $727,000 from 131 theaters. This is 64% ahead of Pirates 4 and 9% ahead of Transformers 2. It is the 6th biggest opening day of all time and the second biggest opening Wednesday of all time. 3D represented 46% of business.
Thailand - opened to $855k rising to $952k with previews fr0m 49 locations. This is 94% up on TF2 and 198% up on Pirates 4 and is the third biggest opening day of all time.
Vietnam - opened to $135k from 30 locations and is the biggest opening day of all time. It is 22% ahead of Pirates 4 and 125% ahead of Transformers 2.
Australia - opened to US$2.8 million from 392 theaters. This is 61% ahead of Pirates 4 and 32% ahead of Transformers 2. 71% of business was in 3D.
New Zealand - opened to $335k for the day from 87 theaters. This is 60% ahead of Pirates 4 and 3% behind Transformers 2.
India - this is the first time a foreign film has released on a Wednesday and it was worth the effort as we grossed $753k including previews from 520 locations. This is 80% up on TF2 and 32% behind Pirates 4 which opened on a Friday. 65% of business was from 3D.
UK - opened to $3.5 million from 494 locations which with previews takes the total to $4.17 million. The opening is 10% up on Pirates 4 (also a Wednesday opening) but 25% below TF2 which opened on a Friday. 70% of business was from 3D.
Germany - opened to $1.92 million for the day from 850 - this is 33% up on TF2 and 38% down on Pirates 4. 93% of business was from 3D.
France - opened to $3.0 million (including $648k in previews) from 700 theaters. This was the biggest opening day of 2011 and is 3% ahead of Pirates 4 and 54% ahead of Transformers 2.
Italy - opened to $1.35 million from 668 locations - this is the same level as TF2 (despite that being a Friday opening) and 19% down on Pirates 4.
Russia - following on from the World Premiere the film did a huge $3.1 million from its opening day, rising to $4.2 million with previews. The opening was 76% up on TF2 and 35% down on Pirates.
Ukraine - opened to $176k from 124 locations, rising to $290k with previews. This is 47% up on TF2 and 56% up on Pirates 4.
Most markets open today or tomorrow in the region but the early numbers are very strong:
Peru - opened to an amazing $560k from 49 locations - this is the biggest opening day of all time and indeed the biggest day of all time for any movie. It is 153% ahead of Pirates 4 and 273% ahead of TF2.
Nelson ... i don't want to do the math on all that and I'm a mathematician!!!
Do you know how much portugal did?
Most people here didn't know it was on theathers yesterday, because here new movies are always released on thursdays, so I bet today will do much better
Now it's official for USA.
DOTM made $37 315 000 on Wednesday.
This is 22nd place for all time opening record.
And 6th for all time opening Wednesday.
come on! i wanted it to make first place...so there would be no choice but to have a fourth one.
I Fight Giant Robots
May the power of Transformers technology be with us this time !!! Thanks for the numbers Nelson . We all apresiate this information of yours !!! The film was pretty great and amazing especially the 3D but more of Cybertron will be essential in the future
Nelson can you add all that up please.
A brief snippet from Variety:
'Transformers' sets B.O.'s best 2011 debut
Par pic hauls in $37.315 million on Wednesday
By ANDREW STEWART
''Transformers'' beat the $35 million opening day domestic benchmark set on by ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.''
Making it the year's best U.S. opening day tally, Paramount's ''Transformers: Dark of the Moon'' scored $37.315 million on Wednesday, including $8 million from midnight grosses.
''Transformers'' beat the $35 million opening-day domestic benchmark for 2011, a record originally set by ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'' (That pic opened on a Friday, but during a non-holiday frame.)
In total, ''Transformers'' collected $69.8 million globally on Wednesday, with $32.5 million from overseas wickets.
The film so far has amassed worldwide $79.4 million, including overseas previews and the $5.5 million earned from Par's 3D-only domestic play time before midnight on Tuesday.
That's a stellar worldwide start for ''Transformers''; in fact, the pic beat its predecessor internationally by 38% from comparable territories like Russia and France, where in the latter territory, ''Transformers'' also stands as this year's best local opening day perf.
Imax has contributed a total $5.1 million of the pic's global cume from 235 worldwide locations. Of that, $3.3 million came from 146 Stateside Imax runs, while the mega-screen exhib's 89 overseas locations contributed the remaining $1.7 million. …
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118039344 (May require a subscription to view)
Using a spreadsheet based on the performance of previous TF movies, I've extrapolated the final U.S. total to be no higher than $275m.
I don't get it. People go watch that vampire and wizard crap, but not TF?
What a freaking joke.
Transform and...make a BILLION DOLLARS!
Let me remind you that when it comes to these huge summer tentpole films, it's all about one thing - the worldwide box office. It's weird how many of you are so focused on the domestic front that you completely ignore the overall picture, which is the entire world.
And it's looking that "Dark of the Moon" will be a huge, huge hit worldwide, and it'll easily top the first two films. So cheer up and be happy that so far the movie is doing great, both domestically and worldwide.
"You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."
This is true - remember that as an example The Island was a notorious flop in the US, largely due to its horrendous domestic ad campaign, but it ended up being a quite successful film overall thanks to overseas revenues.
(About $36M US, but $160M worldwide, and of course that's just theatrical revenue.)
Before making predictions I think we should wait some more time. We couldn't assume the box office decay rate to be equal as the first two, it may be slower (better) or faster. And a slower one could turn a "not so impressive as ROTF" opening week into a long ride of success, and the same goes if we see a faster one, it could ruin a great opening week.
Also we should wait until the whole week numbers are public. It may grow on weekend if the word of mouth is good.
Let's wait until we have some more data.