‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Earns $37.2 Million on Wednesday

Michael Bay’s sequel sets a 2011 record for best opening day, besting ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes into theaters with $37.2 million on opening day.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes into theaters with $37.2 million on opening day.
After its solid showing in Tuesday night sneak peeks and midnight shows, Transformers: Dark of the Moon went on to have the best opening day of 2011 thus far. Michael Bay's 3D sequel earned $37.2 million on Wednesday, beating out the $34.2 million Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides earned on its opening day last month.

The $37.2 million tally includes the $8 million Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned in midnight screenings, but not the $5.5 million it took in during Tuesday night sneak peeks, bringing the movie's two-day tally to $42.7 million. Despite the downturn in 3D ticket sales, it is said that over 60% of Transformers: Dark of the Moon's admissions were for 3D screenings. However, even with the bump in 3D sales, Transformers: Dark of the Moon couldn't outpace the whopping $62 million that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen earned in 2009.

Paramount Pictures is expecting Transformers: Dark of the Moon to earn between $155 million and $170 million between now and the July 4 holiday on Monday. We'll be keeping you posted on Transformers: Dark of the Moon's box office performance throughout the weekend, so stay tuned.

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. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman sorta a good choice

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  2. Ghostman

    @Monkey-iron If i had to choose actors to play his parents, they'd be: Will Smith and Halle Berry :)

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman i know who u choose to be a good parents to play kickers parents

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @Monkey-iron good choice, she's good

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman yea and i changed the mom with Taja P. Henson because I want her cust out HotShot for ruining her garden

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  6. Ghostman

    @Monkey-iron great idea you got their :) family goes on vacation, and boom, Knowledge Flash..nice

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  7. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman i was gonna make Kicker's dad like Craig Robinson and His mom Tichina Arnold (the lady who played Pam on Martin) and have a plot that make Mom who was pregnaut at the time discover the tomb the primes and one the Primes sends a "The Knowledge Flash" Flash to her but she doesn't get but Kicker does causing Kicker to excell in science, Mechanics, Math, Physics, and smarter than the Average Human

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  8. Sean

    It already is.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Nawtnt

    Great news now that film is making a lot of money, I hope this one will better than the second one and as good as the first one.

    4 years agoby @nawtntFlag

  10. MovieManiac

    Good. This movie was actually great. Deserves it.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  11. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    nice. cant wait 2 c this!

    4 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  12. Ghostman

    @Monkey-iron HP stands for Harry Potter lol :P I think having Sam be the father would be making him look like a guy who can't comment to a relationship. First he couldn't keep Mikaela, and now he's with Carly, then we make him get with some other woman? lol! How about we change Kicker's dad to Epps. Sound good?

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. Sean

    I completely agree with you on that.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Sean

    I've never heard of that before.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @superman81 sorry 4 flagging you and wats HP?

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  16. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @superman81 i agree with you some critics are stupid and this is thebest in the entry

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  17. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman you son of a bitch that would be funny but I'm getting tired with these type of movies Barely have a lead character that is black

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  18. Superman81

    I cant wait to see the final numbers for this film. I knew critics were going to do everything they could to bad mouth this movie. Nice try a$$holes!!!!! This movie is by far the best of the series and the best of the summer. I think HP will come in a very close second but I am not to happy that HP run time is only a smidge over 2 hours. Bay got it right this time people!! TF3 is a must see!

    4 years agoby @superman81Flag

  19. CUPID

    I'm gonna see it hope my ass isn't to late cuz one of my friends told me the sh*t was sold out last night.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  20. moviegeek

    Hmm.. these are disappointing numbers. Especially with 3D to factor in . The original Transformers made $27 million and it wasn't a huge sequel and it had no 3D. I'm sure with the word of mouth it will hold up quite well. Watch for this to match the performance of Spider-Man 2 identically. They've posted similar numbers so far and they have similar word of mouth.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. Ghostman

    @Monkey-iron you know what would really trip ppls minds about that 'Kicker idea' what if his father is Sam? crazy right? If yeah's black, then that means Carly isn't the baby mama! XD

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  22. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @sean kicker is a human who has born knowledge and intellgence of cybertron and he becomes the 1st human Autobot because his father once fought with the AutoBots. But I want Kicker to be black

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  23. Sean

    Who is Kicker, that you mentioned of ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @sean i know this because we know he's a good actor and all but let's face we all want to see him continue his work as Sam but if he doesn't comeback They can make Kicker a new main character

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  25. Sean

    I'm sure there will be a Transformers 4 as well, but how do you know Shia Labouf is coming back ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  26. Jcberry526

    @gl.TDK.TF. u joking or what LOL people had 14 years to best the last B.O king (Titanic) but it was Cameron who had to come back and kick ass to the top again so no i dont think Bay will top that with this even when it was great best out of the 2

    but lets just say Avatar will be replaced in 2014 with Avatar 2 =P

    4 years agoby @jcberry526Flag

  27. CUPID


    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  28. Monkeyiron 2.0

    I hear sequel...even though LaBouf said he's doing No more but we all know he's coming back

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  29. Sean

    That would be great ! I would like to see that happen with Transformers: Dark of the Moon, because i am tired of Avatar being the highest grossing movie of all time still, and because no other movie has been able to surpass it's total box office gross since it came out back in 2009.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  30. GL.TDK.TF.

    Wonder if it will surpass AVATAR's Gross revenue.

    4 years agoby @GL-TDK-TFFlag

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