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Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Hits $100 Million for $301.3 Million Worldwide Debut
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 29, 2014 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 06/29/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT by Enterprise

Paramount’s Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted to $100 million in North America, the best number of the year to date and reinvigorating the giant robot franchise. Overseas, it was even more massive in its initial assault, taking in $201.3 million for a worldwide bow of $301.3 million.

The $210 million tentpole, earning an A- CinemaScore despite blistering reviews, is easily the biggest opening of star Mark Wahlberg's career, thanks to a strong turnout by males (64 percent).

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: autobots; bumblebee; megatron; optimusprime
A bit long, but I'll probably see it again. Next time in 3D though.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Bless you, I rarely go to any movie.

We have dish tho.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 1:25:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Enterprise; Slings and Arrows; GeronL

$300,000,000 to watch a toaster turn into a robot?


3 posted on 06/29/2014 1:28:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
"$300,000,000 to watch a toaster turn into a robot?"

I did not see that in this movie.

4 posted on 06/29/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: a fool in paradise

Apparently this one is more like the original Transformers, you see from the trailer that Optimus looks like the one from the cartoon.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 1:33:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

I have been surprised as to the level that they have done this adaptation to the screen so far.

While not my favorite as it was from my kids era and not my own, the heavy dependance on CGI has not been ruinous to it as some other films have been despite the heavy percentage. How as Marky in the central role?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 1:35:43 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Enterprise

I heard this movie is really tenuous and plodding...


7 posted on 06/29/2014 1:35:58 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

My remark to my wife and son was that it was too long, and some things could probably have been cut, like the motorcycle chase near the end of the film.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 1:37:40 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
megan fox transformers photo: Megan Foxx Transformers 01.gif

You can't fight giant robots without Megan Fox.

9 posted on 06/29/2014 1:41:47 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

You could bounce a quarter off that tummy.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 1:46:17 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: Enterprise

I will still bitterly cling to the Transformers of the 80s as the only true “robots in disguise”.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 1:48:06 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Enterprise

there was a time when a summer blockbuster would ht $250m+ on a weekend ... just in the US

how’s that change working for you, America?

are we Detroit yet?


12 posted on 06/29/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: KC Burke
" How as Marky in the central role?"

I will try.

Wahlberg does a credible job as the hero who assists Optimus Prime in saving humanity. But along for the ride is his 17 year old daughter and her boyfriend. Wahlberg is not a convincing father figure to me. He is not happy that his daughter is dating. She reminds him that she was born when he was also very young. I thought, that's true, but it still doesn't mean that he is wrong to try to get his daughter through the teen years without getting pregnant. And then I thought, "why are they even bringing up this crap anyway?" To me, it is part of the tedium of the movie and could have been left out.

13 posted on 06/29/2014 1:50:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: sten

If nothing else, someone pointed out that they got to trash Chicago and Hong Kong! WOO HOO!


14 posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:26 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: VanDeKoik

At the time, my kids were watching them. The only names I knew were Optimus Prime, Star Scream, and Megatron. And I didn’t know who was friendly or evil.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Snickering Hound

I liked her in the first two movies. Unfortunately for her, she got mouthy and was fired from the third one.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 1:56:43 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I love the Honest Trailers on Youtube


17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

My favorites are Everything Wrong With, Cinema Sins, and The Cost Of (title).


18 posted on 06/29/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: VanDeKoik

As lame as the plot and writing was, same here. I will stay with the 80s GI Joe comics and to a point the cartoons over the modern incarnation. Even GI Joe Renegades was better than the movie(s) despite the character design and animation style.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 2:06:35 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: Enterprise

i always thought transformers were gay and the storyline was idiotic.

i still do.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 2:08:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Enterprise
How does this one compare to the other dreadful versions? What a waste of eye-popping special effects.

Why won't anyone spend money on a writer?

Is anyone watching, "House of Cards?" Overall, it's dark and depressing, but the writing and storyline is the standard by which good writing should be judged.

21 posted on 06/29/2014 2:10:47 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I don’t think the storyline improved very much here.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:12 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

That narcissistic mental case LeBouf or whatever is not in this sequel.
The big opening weekend is probably what sent that obnoxious nut over the edge...


23 posted on 06/29/2014 2:21:24 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I enjoyed the special effects. But because the movie was too long, the special effects become blunted. I would say that this is on a par with the other versions. In this one though, the military is hostile to the Auto bots. They have to survive and prevail without a lot of help from the military. Optimus Prime discovers some ancient Dino bots which he activates and recruits to help battle the reincarnated Megatron and the new Decepticons.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 2:23:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mowowie

LOL - it wouldn’t surprise me. He and Brad Pitt are going to star in a WWII movie about a tank crew. The name of the movie is “Fury.” I will cheerfully pass.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 2:24:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

How old is Mark Walbergh now, anyway? 57?


26 posted on 06/29/2014 2:48:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

43


27 posted on 06/29/2014 2:49:52 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: mowowie
Hopefully after this we won't have Shiite LeBouf to kick around anymore.
28 posted on 06/29/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Is anyone watching, "House of Cards?"

No.

No one.

Not a soul.

You're the only one who knows about it.

29 posted on 06/29/2014 2:51:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: morphing libertarian

Same difference.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 2:51:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wikipedia shows born June 5, 1971.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ha! Well, why isn’t anyone talking about it? It’s the best thing I’ve seen on TV since “Lost.” It’s Shakespearean, fer cryin’ out loud.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 2:55:55 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL same age as my daughter. Shall I tell her she’s 57?


33 posted on 06/29/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: sten

???

Films have never made $250 million in a weekend.

The biggest opening weekend for a film ever was “The Avengers” in 2012. It did $207 million.

The American economy might be in the tank... but “Transformers” 100 million opening doesn’t reflect that, because this is an EXCELLENT number for this tired franchise.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 3:23:05 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Snickering Hound; dainbramaged; Enterprise
Megan Fox is CU&T! She hates people like us.

"When asked how she would stop the ruthless Megatron from demolishing the world, Fox first said that she would “barter with him.” She then, however, went on to say, “... and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?"

Yes she said that and a lot of other despairingly remarks about middle America and "white trash".

35 posted on 06/29/2014 3:23:41 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Enterprise

Bread and circuses.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 3:26:15 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: BBell

I truly have no idea who that broad is - if she’s going to talk, then we might have a problem. Have her muted, washed, and brought to my tent.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 3:27:22 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: Enterprise

I surprised my coworker by saying I plan to see this movie. It’s total escapism w/o taking the easy way out by throwing blood in all directions, like 300 Gladiators did. What kind of surprised me in the previews is the storyline, flimsy as it is, has the Marc Walberg character playing Father to an attractive young blond. My thought was, why not have her play his wife or girlfriend? My presumption; is maybe the director thinks Mark is too old to be in that sort of role or more likely, maybe his wife would not allow it to happen. “Not on my watch!” It could be a fun movie, that is suited for special effects and not overwhelmed by them.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 3:28:56 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Enterprise
Li BingBing should have had more screen time.


39 posted on 06/29/2014 3:30:47 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Enterprise

Ironic, some actresses used to get hired FOR ‘being mouthy.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 3:31:35 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: BBell

I remember those remarks. Still, I would rather have seen her in the third movie.


41 posted on 06/29/2014 3:34:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

LOL!

That’s more than my parents knew. My mom couldn’t stand all of the “plot” holes. :)


42 posted on 06/29/2014 3:35:02 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: lee martell

That’s pretty much what some of the movies come down to. Just go and see a movie, take the mind off the other things for a while.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

She is definitely a BING BING!


44 posted on 06/29/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
If worse comes to worst, you could always try looking.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=House+of+Cards&ok=Search&q=quick&m=all&o=time&SX=53b0a23349f18616e3183a119f6bc962137f4afa

The season has been over for quite a while now, so there are no current discussions about it.

45 posted on 06/29/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: BBell

, “... and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?”

This reminds me of Raquel Welch (on the set of BANDITO)who became upset with all the people coming up to her asking for autographs.

Jimmy Stewart took her aside and reminded her that “These are the people that pay your salary.”

Instant change in her attitude.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Enterprise

Saw it in 3D, which was surprisingly natural looking and impressive, but l couldn’t wait for it to end. Way too long and pointless. The 20-somethings liked it but they probably haven’t seen a movie which actually involved character development and a plot. The only reason to see it is CGI.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 5:35:23 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: wally_bert

Those all fall under the same Youtube channel (named CinemaSins). He just recently did all of the Transformers films leading up to the release of Age of Extinction.


48 posted on 06/30/2014 9:59:58 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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