‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Earns $13.5 Million Opening Night

Michael Bay’s sequel took in $5.5 million from Tuesday’s pre-midnight showings and $8 million from it’s midnight debut.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens with $13.5 million on Tuesday night
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens with $13.5 million on Tuesday night
Paramount Pictures rolled out its 3D sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon last night, with a slew of both pre-midnight and midnight screenings before today's official opening. The movie took in an impressive $13.5 million from both sets of screenings last night.

The studio opened Transformers: Dark of the Moon in over 2,700 3D theaters in pre-midnight showings, which earned an estimated $5.5 million. At midnight, Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened in both 2D and 3D theaters, which took in an estimated $8 million. As for midnight screenings, Transformers: Dark of the Moon still finished in second place on the year, with The Hangover Part II earning $10.4 million from midnight shows last month. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took in a whopping $16 million from midnight screenings in 2009.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens in 4,011 theaters starting today. Box office analysts are predicting it will earn between $155 and $165 million between now and the July 4 holiday.

Be sure to check back this weekend to see how Transformers: Dark of the Moon and the rest of this weekend's movies fare at the box office.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

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  1. Sean

    Thanks for those links to that website that tells us, what happens in those scenes shown during the credits. Unforunately though, the third link you posted didn't work, meaning the one for Tranformers: Dark of the Moon.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic let me help u out here: These are the links to all the TF movies and their extras during credits.
    Transformers, scenes during credits- http://moviestinger.com/transformers-extra-scenes-during-credits/

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - http://moviestinger.com/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-2009-extra-scenes-during-the-credits/

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon- http://moviestinger.com/transformers-dark-of-the-moon-2011-extra-scenes-during-the-credits/

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. Sean

    I have to watch those two movie again on blu ray to remember what they were.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic if the first two films had a scene after the credits were over then what are they? Because The first film showed Sam's parents being interviewed and it showed Starscream leaving earth which happened during the credits. In Revenge of the Fallen, during the credits, it showed Sam returning to class at college and it also had Sam and Mikaela riding on a motorcycle kissing eachother...that was it. So I don't what you saw, but all I got to see when the credits were over was a Paramount/DreamWorks logos for all three movies.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. K.Guy

    @bawnian-dexeus wow...

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  6. Sean

    No, it was not after the credits though , so it wasn't an after credits scene. Transformers 1 and Transformers 2 both 2 had one, so i was kind of shocked to see that there was not one after the credits for Transformers 3. I didn't mean the scene that is shown during the credits, i ment anything from when after the credits are finished.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic It did, it was the scene with Simmons during the credits, not after the credits.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag


    @ghostman - great job with lazerbeak. chills is honestly the best way to describe the feeling. so creepy!!

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  9. Sean

    Did anyone notice that this movie didn't have an after credits scene like the previous 2 Transformers movies did ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy Already at 42 + million

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Cody Ellsmore

    this movie was better then the other 2 but what got me was shockwave was barely in this movie only a couple scenes!!!!

    4 years agoby @cody-ellsmoreFlag

  12. Photoman

    I don't understand why the hate about his movie .

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  13. the Narrator

    @incmob, dude, where are you? I never see you around! anyways, I do believe that I agree with your thoughts concerning the film. Lol.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. Photoman

    Just seen it. Really shocked at times. I don't want to spoile anything but f*ck you....... !!!!
    and the most surprising thing about this movie : it's not the typical Bay movie, he's trying new things, The girl her is muuuch better than the fox, the two little bots are - surprise - not annoying !!! So the whole movies have surprises for the audience. Bays best movie I think, definitely a good one !!!

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  15. SomethingMore

    It is good one

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  16. RojoDiablo

    Bring on the weekend! Wondering if this should be my next 3D film? Has anybody seen the 3D version yet? Haven't seen one since Tron: Legacy and I really enjoyed it.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  17. K.Guy

    Nice! hope it at least makes nearly $400 million.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  18. Javier Rodas

    this movie was awesome... i would give more of my money to see it again

    4 years agoby @javier-rodasFlag

  19. JonSpidey07

    lets see how the holiday weekend turns out
    gonna be a great July 4th when I go see it; explosions, action and fireworks! :)

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  20. moviegeek

    This will post lower numbers than TF2 did as far as opening. But I think it will have better longevity since the word of mouth is very good.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. incmob

    i hate to admit it, but... T3 was actually quite good. Still Michael Bay cliches but not nearly as many mistakes as part 2. I still like the first one the best, however feel this one was actually very close to being as good.

    I did like how they brought back a lot of humanity to this one, much like the first film, where as the second i felt was lacking much of that.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  22. Ghostman

    @skywise Laserbeak will send chills down your spine....that's all I'm saying.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. skywise

    @ghostman That makes me very happy i love the idea of a creepy, even scary Laserbeak. Cant wait to see it.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  24. skywise

    Damn i still havnt seen this! I need to catch up.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  25. Corey W.

    The text underneath the picture is still messed up.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  26. justinishulk

    @thedude1 yeah that is true...

    4 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  27. Ghostman

    @iamfratson did you like how they used Lazerbeak in the film? I thought he was freaking creepy as hell!

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag


    @ghostman same at my theater mate. movie was great!

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  29. TheDude1

    @justinishulk Yeah a of people didn't even know of the 9 PM showings.

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  30. justinishulk

    i want to see it man, but only $13.5 Million Opening Night?

    4 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

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