A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Transformers: Dark of The Moon scores the biggest opening of all time, for an American film, in China with $40m.
That’s a whopping 72% bigger than the opening of Avatar (Although Avatar didn’t make its money on huge openings, rather on longevity, but it is good context.) That brings the film’s foreign box office to a brilliant $556.6m, passing Revenge of the Fallen’s $434m international gross (and most likely attendance too) by some distance. The film has now has a global total of $882.4 and with Japan yet to open, the film taking $12m in North America this weekend AND this only being the opening in China it seems now all but certain that TF3 will join Pirates 4 in the Billion Dollar club and the summer will end with three films (Pirates, Transformers and Harry Potter) grossing over $1b: Better than that I win my bet that TF3 would earn closer to $1b than $750m. Where’s y No-Prize James???
More box office new later, in the final weekend estimates, shiny charts and all...