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“Transformers” topples box office, fans give their reviews

June 28, 2009

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” does not have most critics on its side, but with its $200 million-plus first five days in the U.S. and Canada, the movie starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox has box office watchers buzzing.megan-fox Read the box office report here.

Paul Dergarabedian, president of Hollywood.com Box Office, said “Transformers” is now No. 2 on the list of highest grossing, five-day debuts of all time. The top spot belongs to last summer’s “The Dark Knight” with $203.8 million.

“Revenge of the Fallen” opened in 58 international markets, and its global box office now stands at $387 million.

Heading into the weekend, Hollywood insiders hoped strong numbers for “Revenge of the Fallen” would transform the lackluster box office receipts of recent weeks. It did — for now.

So, critics? Who cares. A movie like “Revenge of the Fallen” is all about fans, and they turned out in droves. We were out on Hollywood Boulevard over the weekend to get their reviews. Click below to watch a sampling.

Comments

So this proves again the expertise of all these so called critics. No. 2 on the list of highest grossing, five-day debuts of all time, say no more,the viewers have spoken.

 

It was a good movie for mindless fun. It Wish it didn’t catch up to the masterpiece of The Dark Knight so quick.

 

True. I don’t know why so many people said it was terrible??

 

I think those critics are paid by the competition to write bad reviews.

 

THE CRITICS WERE RIGHT!!! DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!! Did you all even watch the movie? It was an utter disappointment! My expectations were high as the first movie was quite simply SPECIAL!!! ROTF was quite simply terrible! Why is the sequel doing so well? Because the first one was awesome and people naturally hoped for something just as wonderful in ROTF! Just because a movie does well in the box office doesn’t mean it is a great movie. The sequel wasn’t produced to be a great movie. It was produced to make money. With the success of the first the sequel was bound to do well. The critics were right! The plot sucked and the CGI was overkill. I mean what was the point of all of those freakin robots! Some were seen for only a few seconds and then killed off in an effort to be bigger than the first. As is often the case quality is sometimes more important than quantity. I hope you all raise your standards or the next one I fear won’t be any better.

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I love this movie and cant wait for the next one. Critics do not need to pay to watch the movie. We paid for the tickets. If it is not a good movie, ticket sales will be lower than Terminator4.

Posted by andy | Report as abusive
 

Terminator Salvation was also a great movie.

 

I enjoyed the movie very much but I must confess, I felt the first movie was better. Maybe my expectations for RotF were too high to be met, but i still feel a little let down as far as effective use of movie time. There seemed to be some scenes that could have been cut out in favor of more human/robot interaction. To me, one of the most memorable moments in the first film was when Sam discovered B.bee. I guess I just felt like we couldve learned more about Arcee, Mudflap and Skids, And the other new bots.

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Two reasons why this movie is grossing so much: the first movie was good & movie ticket prices are insane.

This movie was terribly dissappointing, I thought. It was the fantasy of a juvenile male mind–big toys and slutty college girls. Woof. Rather unneccessary language, to top it off. Come on, tons of kids are going to this movie! The original transformers never swore.

And those twins (negrobots, as my husband calls them), were particularly obnoxious (mean robots suck? come on, Michael Bay). Nothing in this movie that was supposed to be funny was actually funny, and there was far too much emphasis put on this stupid 18-year-old-when-will-you-say-you-love-m e story and the lesser autobots.

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