‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Hits $1 Billion Globally

Transformers Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction” became the first film this year to pass $1 billion at the global box office.

The Michael Bay film is the second picture in the giant robots franchise to hit those lofty heights, after 2009’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The latest “Transformers” was propelled by a record-breaking reception in China, where the film has earned north of $300 million, a new high-water mark for the world’s second-largest movie market. Its cumulative total includes $763.8 million internationally and $241.2 million at the domestic box office.

For the fourth film in the franchise, Paramount shook things up, upgrading original series star Shia LaBeouf for Mark Wahlberg and shooting large parts of the movie in China in order to better appeal to that burgeoning market.

The studio is making sure it doesn’t let its golden goose fly the coop. This week it announced a three-year deal extension with Bay and his production company, Platinum Dunes.

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  1. 9recharge says:

    Given that fact, it means that, generally speaking, the Transformers movies (and larger blockbuster movies in general) will eventually stop “catering” exclusively to the American audience, but rather shift their focus to the global audience as a whole.

  2. Transformers says:

    You are just arrogant. I enjoyed this movie and I am probably more educated than you are. What do you think ‘art’ is? It is the expression of whatever you think is beautiful(my definition). Michael bay likes flying scrap metal, explosions etc. He has the right to do it all he wants in the film. And since its a big budget movie it needs support financially thus the ppl. Not many people are uneducated as you think and brainwashed by their commercial schemes. You should be ashamed of yourself for looking down at so many people. How bigoted and pathetic ou are. Your useless pride in movies is laughable.

  3. Transformers Is great movie series i always like techno movies thanks for sharing box office information.

  4. its really great information i m glad you to found this kind of website..

  5. Reult jain says:

    yeah this is a my fvrt movie.

  6. Aric Roy says:

    its was 1 of best movie i have ever watched that the reason people like this movie & it break world record in global Media…!!

  7. John says:

    Ok es algo larga… pero tiene todo lo que van a querer ver si son fans… O acaso prentenden algo mas…. El film ya pasó los 1000 millones de dolares en recaudacion… Cumple!

  8. Starc says:

    This good new for me i am big fan of Transformers series. i watch all the series many time. also Transformer 4 deserved this amount.

  9. Southtownbluz says:

    First of all, the reason it banked so big is one word– CHINA. This is the highest grossing film of all time in China, the first to break the 300 million mark. Congrats Chinese financers…er, I mean Bay!

    Secondly, and perhaps the most interesting is that this is the LOWEST GROSSING DOMESTIC TRANSFORMERS FILM EVER!

    Check out these totals:

    (Fields are Title | US Gross | International )
    Transformers $319,246,193 $708,272,592
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 836,519,699
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543 $1,123,745,628
    Now…

    Transformers:
    Age of Extinction

    Domestic Total as of Aug. 3, 2014: $241,206,987

    Of course, it’s not out of theaters yet, but I don’t think it’s gonna catch up with the first Transformers movie even.

    So, what does this mean?

    Obviously, Americans are finding these Transformers films less interesting since Revenge of the Fallen, (based on the decline in domestic ticket sales) but China and the rest of the world love ’em (based on an increase in ticket sales).

    Given that fact, it means that, generally speaking, the Transformers movies (and larger blockbuster movies in general) will eventually stop “catering” exclusively to the American audience, but rather shift their focus to the global audience as a whole.

    And in the end, it’s really no surprise that Hollywood is always going to “sell out” to the highest bidder (pun intended).

    We’ve been seeing a shift of Hollywood studio’s creative interests shifting overseas for some time. Could we eventually see Hollywood filmmakers centering the majority of their focus to international audiences, particularly the Chinese, since they are typically the larger pot of international numbers?

    At the very least, we can expect more and more large, tent-pole films to cater to the international audience. Fortunately, we still have great movies that cater to the American audience who aren’t overly-concerned with targeting an overseas reaction more than here at home.

    It is what it is guys. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m against globalization of the movie industry. But I will continue to support the domestic-targeted films the same way I support the mom-and-pop shops when I can.

    The only downside I can see to this is a forced Chinese presence in all of our major films thanks to them becoming the largest economy in the world. It will be a world changed….a world…TRANSFORMED.

    LOL!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Nobody wants another movie that has no story and tons of nonsensical action. However, I think people like Transformers in general. It does make a lot of sense for it to do well overseas considering that action scenes require no translation

  11. feeling pride in movies worth nothing in reality says:

    You are just arrogant. I enjoyed this movie and I am probably more educated than you are. What do you think ‘art’ is? It is the expression of whatever you think is beautiful(my definition). Michael bay likes flying scrap metal, explosions etc. He has the right to do it all he wants in the film. And since its a big budget movie it needs support financially thus the ppl. Not many people are uneducated as you think and brainwashed by their commercial schemes. You should be ashamed of yourself for looking down at so many people. How bigoted and pathetic ou are. Your useless pride in movies is laughable.

    • I loved the first Transformers movie and all the good stuff was in the first one. The latest edition is better then the previous two but the only reason these teen blockbusters exist is for economical reasons then your beauty of seeing metal clash. If want to see class in these type of movies watch The Guardians Of The Galaxy! Bay is a mercenary and knows what genres the big money lies in. And don’t throw me your education in my face. that’s laughable!

  12. harry georgatos says:

    They should probaly do a mash-up of Transformers with the three stooges, probaly will make $1,000,000,000 at the box-office.

  13. NasimAli says:

    I know it’s the herd mentality to say this but this is bad. Really bad. And wrong on so many levels.

    What these results essentially tell us is that to be financially successful in Hollywood you need to make customers pay to see product placement, pay to hear crass jokes about rape laws and pay to see a smorgasbord of metal CGI flying across the screen in who knows what direction.

    Films like Transformers, dirty, leering and poorly made blockbusters, continuously make the big bucks, whilst fantastic clever and fun films like The Grand Budapest Hotel and smart and challenging blockbusters like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes get nowhere near it.

    What’s even worse about these numbers is that they will be making a fourth and no doubt it will be same drivel we’ve seen time and time before but with more pain inducing Budweiser and Victoria Secret lines.

    • feeling pride in movies worth nothing in reality says:

      NasimAli is just arrogant. I enjoyed this movie and I am probably more educated than you are. What do you think ‘art’ is? It is the expression of whatever you think is beautiful(my definition). Who says your definition of art should be applied to all? Michael bay likes flying scrap metal, explosions etc. He has the right to do it all he wants in the film. And since its a big budget movie it needs support financially thus the ppl(its pretty obvious unless you are stupid). Not many people are uneducated and brainwashed by their commercial schemes as you think. You should be ashamed of yourself for looking down at so many people. How bigoted and you are. Your useless classy pride in movies is laughable. People like it and you are just a minority.

  14. charon says:

    it’s official, there is no hope for humanity

  15. not a fan says:

    i am a huge transformers fan.. and this.. was the worse thing every made.. EVER…

  16. Autocon says:

    There is a small mistake here, dark of the moon was released in 2011, revenge of the fallen was in 2009.

  17. Ryan jello says:

    Dark of the moon came out in 2011. Not 2009. Revenge of the fallen came out in 2009.

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