No matter what your thoughts on the recent TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON movie, be it negative or positive, it has been a worldwide success and today Paramount Pictures have announced that it has joined the exclusive $1 Billion Dollar club!
The latest movie is now the franchise’s most successful film, outstripping Revenge of The Fallen ($837million) and Transformers ($710 million). This is Paramount Pictures first ever Billionaire flick, as well as the 10th movie in cinematic history to break that barrier.
Transformers Dark Of The Moon is also joined today by HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 with both movies joining Avatar, Titanic, Lord Of The Rings:Return Of The King, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides , Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Dark Knight, Toy Story 3 and The Pirates of The Caribbean:Dead Man’s Chest.
After today’s news on Transformers you can bet your bottom dollar Transformers 4 will be made! Check out the press release sent to us by Paramount Pictures UK.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 3, 2011) – Worldwide box office receipts for TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, have hit $1 billion, Paramount Pictures announced today. To date, the third installment of the hit Transformers franchise, and the first shot in 3-D, has grossed $338 million in U.S. (through Monday) and $663 million internationally (through Tuesday).
“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is the first billion dollar grossing movie in the history of Paramount Pictures, marking a substantial milestone in the 99 year life of this legendary studio,” said Brad Grey, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures. “We are grateful for the extraordinary work of Michael Bay and his film-making team, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and everyone at Paramount around the globe who played a part in helping make this latest TRANSFORMERS one of the 10 highest grossing films worldwide of all time”.
Earlier this summer, Paramount was the first studio to reach $1 billion in domestic grosses, aided by the $180.7 million opening of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON over the July 4th holiday. This is the fifth year in a row that Paramount has reached the milestone before any other studio. Paramount Pictures International crossed the $2 billion mark on July 30th, making it the first for any studio this year to reach the benchmark. The studio has had six consecutive movies earning over $100 million at the domestic box office in 2011.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.