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Transformers

2007
Transformers
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Starring
Tyrese Gibson
Rachael Taylor
Anthony Anderson
Jon Voight
Michael O'Neill
Kevin Dunn
Julie White
Amaury Nolasco
Zack Ward
Luis Echagarruga
Travis Van Winkle
Patrick Mulderrig
Brian Shehan
Michael Trisler
Ashkan Kashanchi
Rizwan Manji
William Morgan Sheppard
C.J. Thomason
Carlos Moreno Jr.
Johnny Sanchez
John Robinson
Peter Jacobson
Glenn Morshower
Frederic Doss
Charlie Bodin
Joshua Feinman
Chris Ellis
Steven Ford
Michael Shamus Wiles
Craig Barnett
Brian Prescott
Scott Peat
Colleen Porch
Brian Stepanek
James C. Burns
Jamie McBride
Wiley M. Pickett
Andy Milder
Brian Reece
Samantha Smith
Ravi Patel
Rick Gomez
Andy Domingues
Mike Fisher
Colin Fickes
Tom Lenk
Jamison Yang
Esther Scott
Madison Mason
Jeremy Jojola
Jessica Kartalija
Andrew Altonji
Andrew Caldwell
J.P. Manoux
Pete Gardner
Sophie Bobal
Laurel Garner
Chip Hormess
Ray Toth
Michael Adams
Ron Henry
Benjamin Hoffman
Michael McNabb
Jason White
Adam Ratajczak
Maja Kljun
Michelle Pierce
Odette Annable
Bob Stephenson
Mason Rock Bay
Peter Cullen
Mark Ryan
Darius McCrary
Robert Foxworth
Jess Harnell
Hugo Weaving
Jimmie Wood
Reno Wilson
Charles Adler
Mike Allen
Mark Bedell
James Blackburn
Paul Michael Bloodgood
Matt Cannon
Kevin Carvell
Cade Courtley
Mary Decaro
Tom Everett
Michael J. Fisher
Sean Hampton
Colton Haynes
Nicole Randall Johnson
Aaron Michael Lacey
Joel Lambert
Sebastian Lionell
Omar Benson Miller
Seth Miller
Ron Mitchell
Stuart G Murphy
Matt Noble
James R. Petix
Geoffrey M. Reeves
Kyle Saylors
Tavia Schwartz
Sean Smith
Ronnie Sperling
Arne Starr
James D. Weston II
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15th January 2019

Stan And Ollie knocks Mary Poppins Returns off the top spot on its debut weekend of release and Oscar potential The Favourite is still riding high after initial award season glory.

Colette

Stan And Ollie

With glowing reviews coming in last week the bio-pic of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy hits the top spot on its debut weekend giving the country some relief from the Superhero movies and special effects extravaganzas of recent weeks.

The film starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly get a UK debut weekend gross of £2.5 million.

The Favourite

The period drama starring Olivia Coleman gets a good start to the awards season which helps boosts the film by 9% over last weekend and keeps it at 2.

A second weekend gross of £2.3 million only just keeps it from the top although it is the biggest grossing film over the Monday - Sunday frame, its total gross is now £8.3 million.

Mary Poppins Returns

The family favourite falls to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top with a gross of £2.2 million which boosts its total UK gross to £38.2 million after 4 weeks, its currently the top UK film of 2019.

Aquaman

As the DC Universe film says hello to the global $1 Billion club it falls to number 4 in the UK with £1.2 million for a UK gross of £20.2 million.

Bumblebee

The transformers movie takes £1.014 million this week for a £10.7 million total UK gross.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The film is still pulling in the audiences in the UK and this week takes £1.012 million for a total of £49.9 million, it will pass £50 million in the coming days.

In a rare move the top 6 films in the UK all grossed over £1 million this weekend.

Colette

The Keira Knightley starring film is the second highest new film of the week with £788,432 on its debut weekend.

14th January 2019

A milestone was reached on the global box office this week and DC's Aquaman reaches the $i Billion mark for Warner Bros. and goes back to the top.

The Upside

Aquaman

The DC Universe film goes back to the top of the global box office this week under much hype that the film has passed the $1 Billion mark.

This also means that for director James Wan he joins James Cameron as the only directors to have $1 Billion films that are not from the same franchise, a bigger feat than initially seems.

The superhero movie this week takes $45 million from a massive 80 countries which boosts the total global gross to $1.02 Billion.

Bumblebee

Falling from the top spot this week the Transformers movie takes $42 million from 65 countries to push its total gross to $364.7 million.

The film has performed well outside America and een this week only just misses out on the top spot, the good reviews and breath of fresh air from a new director on the series has helped the flagging robot franchise.

The Upside

The comedy drama is the top new film of the week, hitting number 1 in the US, the film takes $20.8 million from 18 countries.

For Nicole Kidman who has a starring role in this film its good news as she is also at the top of the global box office with a pivotal role in Aquaman.

Dragon Ball Z Super Broly

The manga cartoon hits 17 countries this week and goes to number 4 with a global weekend gross of $20.3 million, this pushed to films total gross to $54.3 million.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

The hit animated superhero movie is at 5 this week and takes $18.4 million from 66 countries to push its total to $302.3 million.

9th January 2019

Despite a challenge from new film and Oscar potential The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns remains at he top for a third weekend in a row.

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

The Disney sequel is performing far better in the UK than in many other places in the world and this week manages a third week at the top.

A £4.4 million weekend pushed the films total UK gross to £34.2 million.

The Favourite

What has become the hot favourite for Oscar glory come February enters the UK box office at number 2 with a debut gross of £3.9 million.

The film may have missed out on the weeks top spot but with much attention in the press don't be surprised if the Olivia Coleman starring film tops the box office sometime in the coming weeks.

Aquaman

The DC Universe film has had a good run across the globe but falls to number 3 this week on the UK box office.

A £1.8 million weekend take gives the film a UK total gross of £18.2 million.

André Rieu's 2019 Live New Year Concert From Sydney

André Rieu's now annual concert during Christmas and New Year gets a cinema release through Event Cinema this week and earns a itself a new entry at 4 with a debut gross of £1.74 million.

Bumblebee

The Transformers movie halls to 5 this week with a £1.73 million weekend boosting the films total to £9.1 million.

8th January 2019

Warner Bros. score a big hit with Aquaman as the film stays on top for a second weekend keeping Escape Room to make its debut at number 2.

Escape Room

Aquaman

Remaining at the top as 2019 rolls in the DC Universe film takes an excellent $30.7 million on its second weekend of release.

This pushes the movies total US gross to $259.7 million after 2 weeks of release.

Escape Room

Highest new entry of the week is at number 2 with this Sony horror/thriller which takes $18 million on its debut, higher than expected.

Mary Poppins returns

Falling to number 3 this week is Disney's sequel movie which on all accounts has performed below expectations.

The film took $15.7 million this weekend to boost its total US gross to $138.7 million.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

Sony animated entry into the Spider-Man movies falls to number 4 this week with $13 million to bring its total to $133.8 million.

Bumblebee

Rounding off the top 5 is the Transformers origin movie which takes $12.7 million for a $97.1 million total, it will pass the $100 million by next weekend.

8th January 2019

This week saw the launch of the origin Transformers movie in China and the boost gave the film enough to top the global chart knocking Aquaman from the top despite the DC movie nearing a billion in grosses.

Aquaman

Bumblebee

With an $82 million debut in China the Transformers movie moves to the top spot on the global box office with a weekend gross of $95 million from 63 countries.

This brings the films total global gross to $289.1 million.

Aquaman

The DC Universe movie has been a mega smash across the globe and takes $86.9 million this weekend from 79 countries but falls from the top to number 2.

The film is nearly at a billion dollars with $940 million and will reach the milestone by next weekend.

Mary Poppins Returns

The Mary Poppins sequel has not been the global hit Disney may have been looking for, but a $38.7 million weekend from 47 countries puts the film at number 3.

The films total gross now sits at $258 million after 3 weeks of release.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

The Disney film falls to number 4 this week with $29.6 million from 32 countries which brings its total gross to $404 million.

Spider-Man Into The Spider verse

The animated feature takes $24.7 million this weekend from 61 countries, this boosts the Sony movies total to $275.2 million.

31st December 2018

Its the end of 2018 and in a year dominated by Marvel superhero movies the DC Universe ends the year strong with Aquaman ending the year at the top.

Vice

Aquaman

Warner Bros. are finally enjoying the kins of figures for a superhero movie that Disney and Marvel have until now enjoyed and their origin movie holds onto the top spot with a Christmas weekend gross of $51 million.

This boosts the films total US gross to $188.7 million after 2 weeks of release, and gives hope to the DC Universe.

Mary Poppins returns

Sitting pretty at number 2 is Disneys sequel movie which takes a reasonable $28 million over the weekend which boosts its total gross to just under $100 million, it will reach this milestone next week.

Bumblebee

The Transformers origin movie takes third place again this week with a weekend gross of $20 million which boosts the critically praised film to $66.7 million after 2 weeks.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

The hit animation based on the Spider-Man comics drops to 4 this week and takes $18 million to push the film over the 100 million mark with $103 million after 3 weeks of release.

The Mule

Finishing off the top 5 in the US this week is Clint Eastwoods latest film which takes $11.7 million to boost its US cume to $60 million.

Vice

Opening on Christmas day the critically acclaimed potential Oscar movie was the highest new film of the week at 6 with a debut of $7.8 million.

Holmes And Watson

Also opening on Christmas day this critically panned film made its debut at 7 with $7.3 million.

25th December 2018

Aquaman continues to dominate the globe as the film opens in more countries despite competition from Mary Poppins and Bumblebee.

Bumblebee

Aquaman

Remaining at the top of the global box office for a third weekend the film opens in more countries taking its count to 70 territories.

This weeks total is 4158.7 million which brings the films total global gross to $482.8 million which means it will pass $500 million by next weekend.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

The animated film is at number 2 this week with a global gross of $54 million from 53 countries which brings its total to $129 million.

Bumblebee

Highest new film of the week is the Transformers Origin movie Bumblebee which opens in 38 countries.

The Travis Knight directed movie take a cool $53 million on its debut weekend.

Mary Poppins Returns

Making its global debut at number 4 this week is Disneys sequel which was 54 years in the making.

Director Rob Marshall Following on from the Original Mary Poppins and the sequel is released in 17 countries so far and takes $42 million.

The Grinch

The seasonal Dr Seuss film takes $31 million from 68 countries this weekend to bring its total to $422 million.

25th December 2018

The start of the Christmas holiday weekend and Warner Bros. take the top of the chart with their latest DC Universe film Aquaman.

Mary Poppins returns

Aquaman

Warners DC Universe has had a hard time of things in recent years despite the success of Wonder Woman last year, but things are taking a upward look with their latest origin story feature for Aquaman.

The film flies into number 1 with a weekend take of $67.4 million, and if you add Thursday previews this takes the total to $72 million.

Mary Poppins Returns

For Disney there is a lot riding on this film as they are making a sequel to a beloved movie from 1964 with a fresh actress taking over the lead role.

Critics have been kind and some have loved the film, but there have been some negative reviews, the film misses the top spot but still manages to take $22,2 million on its debut weekend and $31 million with previews.

Bumblebee

Taking a departure from the usual Transformers movie this origins movie takes the franchise in a new direction and from what the critics are saying its better for it.

The Travis Knight directed film takes $21 million on its debut weekend of release.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

Second weekend for the Spider-Man animation and the film falls from the top spot to number 4 with $16.7 million to bring its total to $64.8 million.

The Mule

The Clint Eastwood directed and starring movie falls to number 5 this week with $9.3 million taking its US total to $35 million.

10th December 2018

Not long now until the character driven Bumblebee is released in U.K. cinemas.

PG certificate

The film is basically a Transformers movie but with a focus on the single VolksWaggon bug car.

The BBFC have surprisingly given the film a PG rating for moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, language which suggests the film does not have a great deal of violence, the film has a runtime of 114 minutes (1 hour 54 minutes).

22nd November 2018

The next transformers film is out on the 26th December, this time it is based around the character of Bumblebee rather than the who franchise.

12A certificate

Also changing this time is the directed, Micheal Bay steps aside and Travis Knight steps in the bring this story to the screen.

The BBFC has given the film a 12A rating in the UK for moderate fantasy violence and it has a run time of 114 minutes (1hr 44 minutes).

25th September 2018

The transformers series of films, despite what you think of them, have been incredibly popular with each movie taking between $600 million and $1 billion at the box office.

Bumblebee is the first Transformer to get his first stand alone movie, and today we get a new trailer.

Directing duties have been passed over to Travis Knight with Hailee Steinfeld starring.

Judging by this trailer this could be a full on Transformers movie, check it out below and see what you think.

13th March 2018

Released in the UK on 23rd March 2018 the UK certification board the BBFC has granted Pacific Rim: Uprising a 12A certificate.

Given for moderate violence, threat, injury detail, rude gesture the film is about large robots fighting each other and is not a Transformers movie!

12A in the UK means that children under the age of 12 can go if accompanied by an adult over 18 but there might be scenes that are unsuitable for them.

5th July 2017

This week the animated series of Despicable Me in its third incarnation, imaginatively titled Despicable me 3, removed Transformers from the top after just a week.

Taking a decent £11 million from the weekend the third film, or fourth if you count Minions, in the series comes in under the second film but way above the first.

Worth a note last years Minions debuted with almost the exact same gross as this so the series is on a stable keel at the moment.

Transformers: The Last Knight falls down to number 3 this week with a weekend gross of £1.06 million bringing the films total gross to £8 million.

Transformers leap frogs over Baby Driver which makes its debut at number 2 this week, the much hyped film makes £3.6 million on its debut.

Directed by Edgar Write Baby Driver does better than nearly all other Write directed movies other than Hot Fuzz which was his follow up movie to the excellent Shaun of The Dead and was much hyped as well.

Also new this week is All Eyez On Me which us new at 4 with just under a million pound and quite disappointingly so The House which is new at 6 with Half a million pound.

The Boss Baby is this week the longest running film on the box office with 13 weeks and the highest total grossing with £28.5 million.

Historical charts A year ago
The Secret Life of Pets made it two weeks at the top of the Uk box office while Absolutely Fabulous The Movie was the top new film at two.

Five years ago
Ice Age: Continental Drift was the top new film which made its debut at the top while Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter fell to number 6 after a week on top.

Ten years ago
Shrek The Third made a splash on the box office and debuted at number one while 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Spider-Man spent its third week at the top while the top new film was Murder by Numbers at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Batman and Robin may have been panned by critics but it made its debut at the top of the box office while the Devils own fell to number 2 after a week on top.

Twenty five years ago
The Player debuted at the top of the box office while the Lawnmower Man fell from the top to number 2 on its second weekend of release.

27th June 2017

With the release of the fifth in the now long running Transformers series we were bound to get a new film at the top of the UK box office.

Transformers The Last Knight makes its way to the top of the Uk box office on its debut weekend of release with a gross of £4.6 million, a low for the series.

In fact the other 4 films have made between £8 and £11 million on their opening, it could not surprise me if this one struggles to make that during its entire run.

Wonder Woman spent three weeks at the top of the box office before this week falling to number 2, still a &poound;1.5 million weekend is not too bad.

The films total gross has not crossed the &poound;18 million mark and it should go past the £20 million before the end of its run.

Also new this week is Hampsted at number 6 and Tubelight at number 7 with half a million and £300,000+ respectively.

Longest running film this week is The Boss Baby with 12 weeks on the charts and highest total grossing is Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 which has now takes £40.7 million.

Historical chart

A year ago
The Secret Life of pets landed at the top, it knocked off The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Case which spent just a week at the top.

Five years ago
As odd as it seemed Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter made its debut at the top knocking off Prometheus which fell to 4.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top for a second weekend was 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer while the top new film was Captivity at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Spider-Man stayed at the top of the box office while top new film was The Musketeer right down at number 8.

Twenty years ago
The Devils Own found its way to the top on its debut while The Fifth Element fell to number 3 after two weeks on top.

Twenty five years ago
spending a third week at the top was The Lawnmower Man, it kept The Lover at bay which made its debut at number 2.

26th June 2017

This week a new Transformers film was released, Transformers The Last Knight starring Mark Wahlberg and Sir Anthony Hopkins, and it easily beats all others to the top.

With diminishing returns happening for the series across the world the big champion for the series is China where the previous Transformers film was the top grossing American film ever and this film opened big.

Transformers The Last Knight takes $241.5 million on its debut of which over 75% comes from a non US market, the film is released in 42 countries.

Cars 3 falls to number 3 on its second weekend of release, and like Transformers the series is seeing diminishing returns for the successful series of films.

The film weekly take is $37 million from 27 countries which brings its total to $141 million, on a positive note it is not yet released in many countries who have not yet hit their school summer holidays.

The top total grossing movie on this weeks global top 10 is Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazars Revenge which is still released in 56 countries and has a global gross of $677.8 million.

26th June 2017

This week Paramount lets loose Michael Bays latest Transformers film, Transformers The Last Night, onto the American market and like all the other films in the series it grabs the top spot on its debut.

Taking a series low for a debut of $45 million the film takes over at the top from Cars 3, but it proves that the Transformers films are loosing their popularity on the cinema going market.

Not only is the film the lowest debuting film of the series but with this debut it might not even be in the top 10 grossing films of 2017 in the US.

Another series of films struggling is Cars which the third film this week drop from the top spot to number 3 with a weekend gross of $25 million for a total gross of just under $100 million.

Wonder Woman holds film at number 2 this week with $25 million, in fact Cars 3 is claiming the exact same weekend taking so there could be a rare case of a 2 and 3 place tie.

Longest time on the box office this week is from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which now has clocked up 8 weeks, its also the highest total grossing movie with $380 million.

29th January 2017

Director Michael Bay brings us a new trailer for the next Trasnsformers movie, Transformers The Last Knight.

A long voice over from Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins brings up bang up to date with how we got here.

Watch below.

2nd June 2015

Two films this year have made it past $1 billion in world box office grosses, Avengers Age of Ultron and Fast and Furious 7, which brings the total number of films to go past the threshold to 20.

The first film to do the feat was Titanic back in 1997, that held on as the only film to do so until The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King did it in 2004.

Since then we have had the likes of a Harry Potter film, a Transformers film, a Star Wars film after a re-release and a couple of Pirates of the Caribbean films do it.

Two animated films have also done the feat, Toy Story 3 and of course Disney's biggest hit to date Frozen.

The top film of all time, and the previously mentioned Titanic have gone over the $2 billion mark, although it did take Titanic a 3D re-release to do the $2B feat. Were looking at the first $3 Billion film now, Avengers Age of Ultron is doing well but will fall short, will Star Wars: The Force Awakens manage it, 2016 will tell us.

14th January 2015

And heres the full list

35th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards
Nominees

WORST PICTURE

Kirk Camerons Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

WORST ACTOR

Nicolas Cage / Left Behind
Kirk Cameron / Kirk Camerons Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz / The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane / A Million Ways To Die in the West
Adam Sandler / Blended

WORST ACTRESS

Drew Barrymore / Blended
Cameron Diaz / The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy / Tammy
Charlize Theron / A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss / The Legend of Hercules

THE RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD (New Category!)

Ben Affleck (From RAZZIE “Winner” for Gigli to Oscar Darling for Argo and Gone Girl)
Jennifer Aniston (From 4-Time RAZZIE Nominee to SAG Award Nominee for Cake)
Mike Myers (From RAZZIE “Winner” for Love Guru to Documentary Director of Supermensch)
Keanu Reeves (From 6-Time RAZZIE Nominee to Critically Acclaimed John Wick)
Kristen Stewart (From RAZZIE “Winner” for Twilight to the Art House Hit Camp X-Ray)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Cameron Diaz / Annie
Megan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz / Transformers: Age of Extinction
Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk's Sister) / Kirk Camerons Saving Christmas
Susan Sarandon / Tammy

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mel Gibson/ Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer / Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too and Trannies #4
Shaquille O'Neal / Blended
Ah-Nuld Schwarzenegger / Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland/ Pompeii

WORST DIRECTOR

Michael Bay / Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane / Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin / The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane / A Million Ways To Die in the West

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Two Robots, Actors (or Robotic Actors) Trannies #4
Kirk Cameron & His Ego / Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel / Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes / The Legend of Hercules
Seth McFarland & Charlize Theron / A Million Ways To Die in the West

WORST SCREENPLAY

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, Written by Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey
Left Behind, Screenplay by Paul LaLonde and John Patus
Based on the Novel by Tim LaHaye andJerry B. Jenkins
Sex Tape, Screenplay by Kate Angelo and Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Written by Evan Daugherty and Andre Nemec & Josh Applebaum
Based on Characters Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman
Transformers: Age of Extinction, Written by Ehren Kruger, Based on Hasbro's Transformers Action Figures

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

Annie
Atlas Shrugged #3: Who Is John Galt?
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

©2015, The Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards LLC

24th November 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the UK video chart on it's first week of release on Blu-ray and DVD.

The fourth in the Transformers films was released at the UK box office on 11th June of this year taking £11.7 million on it's debut week of release.

The film was on the box office chart for only 5 weeks taking £19 million in the process, and is only the 187th highest grossing film of all time in the UK, it is the lowest of the series.

World wide the film fared slightly better, it grossed $1.07 billion and is the 11th highest grossing film of all time, much of that was from Japan where it is the highest grossing film in that territory.

Falling from the top to fifth is X-Men: Days of Future Past after it debuted at the top last week.

Other new film this week are
How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 2
22 Jump Street at 4
Earth to Echo at 9
The Purge Anarchy at 10
The House of Magic at 18
Pudsey The Dog The Movie at 19

6th August 2014

With a membership that is getting ever longer by each year the latest Transformers movie has now taken over $1 Billion in global box office takings.

Transformers Age of Extinction has performed well in Europe and America where most of the films on the list make their money, but where it has really shone is in China where it has become the biggest film ever.

There are now 18 films that have made over a billion but still only 2 that have taken over $2 Billion, the James Cameron duo of Avatar and Titanic.

Of the other 16 most notable are Frozen which is the top animated movie Batman which has 2 films on the list, Middle earth which has 2, one of the Lord of the Rings films and the first Hobbit film, Skyfall which the is top British film, unless you count Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Possibly by the end of the year we'll have a top 20 of $1 Billion grossing movies, although the films with the best possibilities, The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could miss the mark and we'll have to wait for Avengers Age of Ultron and Jurassic World next year?

28th July 2014

In America this week Scarlett Johansson stars in the Luc Besson directed Lucy which takes over at the top without too much competition.

Having been a very prolific director in the late 90's Luc Besson returns to the adult action arena and hits the top with Lucy, helped in no small way by the ever popular star Scarlett Johansson.

Lucy hits the top spot with a $44 million opening weekend.

Falling into second place after a couple of weeks at the top is Dawn of the planet of the apes, a $16 million weekend takes its total gross after 3 weeks to $172 million.

Highest grossing film on the American box office this week is Transformers Age of Extinction which has grossed $236 million so far.

Also new on the US box office this week is
Hercules at 2
And So It Goes at 8 A Most Wanted Man at 10

25th July 2014

The ever busy Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is back on the big screen this weekend with the action film Hercules, based on the story of the Greek God and son of Zeus.

Probably not sticking to the legend too closely this is an all out action film that should do well at the UK box office, probably wont have the power to interrupt Apes or Transformers but a healthy top 3 might be in order.

Earth to Echo is the story of a small alien robot that comes to earth and is found by a trio of boys, the rest is predicable and their lives will change forever.

This is aimed squarely at the kids, but with the fantastic weather currently being experienced in the UK this could just get a top 5 entry.

Other new films this week
The Purge: Anarchy
Joe
The House of Magic
Believe

16th July 2014

This week we finally see the full release of Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2, and predictable they dominate the upper end of the box office chart.

Taking the top spot is the 4th in the Transformers series of movies from director Michael. The film had previews last weekend and takes the number 1 position with ease this week grossing £11.7 million in the process, it is the biggest grossing opening weekend of the year so far.

It's interesting to note this opening gross does include the £8 million from last weeks preview screenings, a £3 - 4 million is a closer opening weekend figure.

Opening in second place after going on general release is How to Train Your Dragon 2 which also includes money from it's previews over the last 3 or 4 weeks.

Falling to third this week is last weeks top film Mrs. Brown's Boy's D'Movie which after 3 weeks has grossed £11.8 million.

There were a number of other new film this which included
Begin Again at 5
Boyhood at 7
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania at 12

Last year at the box office Monsters University opened at the top of the chart knocking Despicable Me 2 into second place after 2 weeks at the top.

Five years ago Sasha Baron Cohen opened at the top with Bruno which knocked Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs to second place.

Ten years ago Shrek 2 held on tight at the top for another week keeping Around the World in 80 Days in second place for it's debut.

Fifteen years ago there was little change at the top with The Mummy retaining it's lead for a second week, highest new film was 10 Things I Hate About You at 5.

11th July 2014

An interesting weekend of releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2 go on general release after a couple of weeks of previews, and Boyhood and Begin Again are fresh to cinemas.

The fourth Transformers film is going to be the top film of the weekend, last weeks previews will be added to the gross meaning it will open in the £10 million mark and it could be the biggest opening of the franchise.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been on pre-release for a while now and has been on the box office chart for a couple of weeks, it's wider release will push it up the chart and it should go to number 2 this weekend.

Boyhood is a film from Richard Linklater and has been 12 years in the making, following the life of a young lad Linklater film in realtime with the boy growing up. Good reviews means it should get at least a top 10 entry.

Also out is Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again.

30th June 2014

This weekend in the US it was a simple case of The Transformers conquers all as it takes the highest Friday to Sunday gross of the year so far.

The fourth in the Michael Bay directed Transformers films, Transformers: Age of Extinction, hot US cinemas this weekend and took an incredible $100 million, the highest of the year to date.

The Transformers massive gross was as much as the rest of the box office combined, last weeks top film Think Like a Man Too takes a big tumble to number 4 this week.

Next week comedy Tammy and horror Deliver Us From Evil make their debut's, Transformers will get some competition but should stay at the top.

30th August 2013

Nothing of real note this week in the UK which could lead to a fairly static box office chart this weekend, leading the way is the Michael bay low budget film Pain and Gain and indie film The Way Way Back with Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

Pain and Gain has not been getting much in the way of good reviews, infact it's been getting terrible reviews. Michael Bay who usually directs big budget films like Transformers brings us this films about body building and kidnapping, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Very little is known of this film and I suspect a low entry, top 10 at least and around the £800,000 mark over the weekend.

THe other new release is The Way Way Back, the coming of age story centers around a young boy in a dysfunctional family who befriends the owner of a water park.

Despite the good reviews and 'A' list stars little is known of this film and a quick release to DVD and limited cinema release might get this film in £100,000 but no entry in the box office top 15.

4th July 2012

At the UK box office chart this week the fourth Ice Age films takes the number one spot. It was a bad week though as no film in the UK grosses over a million pound in box office takings.

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues the success of the Ice Age series, but with only £853,226 for its opening weekend it's set to be the lowest grossing. Also this week Prometheus continues it's good run and goes back up to number 2 but last weeks top film, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, falls 5 places to number 6.

This weeks top 15 films marks the lowest top 15 since 25th June 2010 when Get Him to the Greek topped the chart and the combined chart took only £ 3,460,985, although the last time no film in the UK took over a million was way back on 28th September 2007 when Run Fatboy Run was in it's 4th week at the top.

This time last year fared much better that last weekend when the 3rd Transformers film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, took the top spot with an incredible £10,728,503 and also was the top new film of the week.

Five years ago Shrek The Third topped the chart in its opening weekend with and amazing £16,671,727 and it also was the highest new film of the week. And ten year ago Spider-Man was still at the top of the chart having taken it's total gross to £20,953,100 while Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock was the highest new film at 2.

4th January 2012

Sales of films and TV show on a physical disk declined by 7.2% in 2011 while sales of digital media downloads rose by 12%. Despite this Blu-ray is growing with it now accounting for 18% of the market.

Rental sales for downloads are expected to get stronger and stronger as the video shop of the ‘90's continues to become a relic. The saviors for DVD/Blu-ray is the triple play disk set allowing for the consumer to have the Blu-ray, DVD and digital for mobile devices version of a film.

Despite this downturn in sales December saw a big increase in sales and accounted for nearly 25% of the yearly sales of physical disks, and Blu-ray saw a year on year increase of nearly 27%.

British films saw an incredible year for sales with the last 2 chapters of the Harry Potter series by far outselling everything else. The Kings Speech, The Inbetweeners and Paul also did very well with British talent attached. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was also a big seller, it was made in Britain.

Despite the recession the home video market, which includes physical and digital media was worth £2,251 billion in 2011.

Here is the top 10 films and TV sales of 2011

  1. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  2. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 1
  3. The Inbetweeners
  4. The King's Speech
  5. Pirates Of The Caribbean - On Stranger Tides
  6. Despicable Me
  7. Paul
  8. Tangled
  9. Peter Kay - Live - The Tour That Didn't Tour
  10. Transformers - Dark Of The Moon

31st December 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 simply did big business across the world in 2011 taking an incredible $1,327,655,619 in world wide box office takings.

The final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise made sure that no other franchise will come close to it for a while and it was the only film in the saga to break the billion pound mark in world grosses, although the 3D tax will have helped.

Coming in a healthy second is Transformers: Dark of the Moon which took $1,114,558,779, this is also the highest grossing film it's series, although to date there are only 3, more will follow. With Transformers taking over a billion it completed a top 10 of world box office films with over a billion.

Also worth a mention are Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with just over a billion dollars, Kung Fu Panda with $659,230,261 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 with $648,079,401.

It was not a great year for film at the box office this year despite the high taking of 3 films, they were exceptions. Next year is a good year for films and could well see box office takings increase with the likes of Batman, Spider-Man and The Hobbit.

31st December 2011

The final instalment of Harry Potter saw the boy wizard go out with a bang, and it became the most successful film of the franchise in the process, and for 2011 it is the highest grossing film at the UK box office.

During its 10 week run it raked up £73,094,187 in UK box office takings, at todays cinema ticket prices that is about 13.5 million tickets making it the 30th top film in the UK by ticker sales. Other film to do well in 2011 were The kings Speech with £45.3 milion, The Inbetweeners with £45 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with £32.9 million and The Hangover Part II with £32.7 million.

In all a good year for British films (is Harry Potter a British film?) with Blockbusters not doing so well, Breaking Dawn and Transformers Dark of the Moon performed well enough but they were big budget blockbusters and had higher expectations.

I think the winner of the year was The Inbetweeners Movie that performed well abouve expectations, made back its budget and secured a sequel in the process, al that for a little Channel 4 show about bad mouthed undersexed teens.

9th December 2010

The third Transformers movie now has a teaser trailer up at Apple.com. It's an interesting trailer which shows that clearly Michael Bay is a big Alien fan as the trailer has a definite feel of the beginning of the first Alien movie.

The movie has a sub title of The Dark of the Moon (not to be confused with the Pink Floyd album) and has a release date July 1st 2011. Shia LaBeouf stars once again although there is no Megan Fox this time around.

Is it just me or does the re-constructed footage of the first men on the moon just look wrong, the way the astronaut's move just doesn't look right. The story seems predictable and as I said earlier, there is a big lean to Alien in the footage shown. Oh did I mention the film is in 3D?

Check out the footage at the Apple site or if the YouTube video is still up press play below.

2nd February 2010

As happens each year the night before the Oscar nominations are announced the Razzie nominations are announced which celebrated the worst in cinematic achievements through the year.

Leading the field this year is the Transformers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, which lets face it was truly awful and in the field for worst film along with All About Steve, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Land of the Lost and Old Dogs should win quite comfortably.

As these awards are something which are not taken too seriously, even by the foundation, in the worst actor category we have all 3 Jonas brothers up for a single nomination, in the same category we have Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy (who has had his fare share of nominations) and John Travolta.

Worst actress nods go to Beyonce, Sandra Bullock, Myley Cyrus, Megan Fox and Sarah Jessica Parker, and guess which of these was in the Transformers movie that may just pip the rest at the post.

The categories are not in the usual fashion and there is a category for Worst Screen Couple for which the Jonas brothers feature again and Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, which of course the Transformers film appears in.

As we celebrated the end of a decade last year there are also categories for picture, actress and actor that were the worst of the naughties.

For more info check out the Razzies website and here is the nomination list

WORST PICTURE OF 2009
"All About Steve"
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Land of the Lost"
"Old Dogs""
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (a.k.a. "Trannies, Too")
 
WORST ACTOR OF 2009 
All Three Jonas Brothers, "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience"
Will Ferrell, "Land of the Lost"
Steve Martin, "Pink Panther 2"
Eddie Murphy, "Imagine That"
John Travolta, "Old Dogs"

WORST ACTRESS Of 2009 
Beyonce, "Obsessed"
Sandra Bullock, "All About Steve" 
Myley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" 
Megan Fox, "Jennifer’s Body" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" 
Sarah Jessica Parker, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

WORST SCREEN COUPLE OF 2009

Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, "The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience"

Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, "All About Steve" 
Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or "Comic Riff," "Land of the Lost"  
Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, "Twilight Saga: New Moon"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2009 
Candice Bergen, "Bride Wars" 
Ali Larter, "Obsessed" 
Sienna Miller, "G.I. Joe" 
Kelly Preston,"Old Dogs" 
Julie White (as Mom), "Trannies, Too"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2009  
Billy Ray Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" 
Hugh Hefner (as himself), "Miss March" 
Robert Pattinson, "Twilight Saga: New Moon" 
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), "Land of the Lost"  
Marlon Wayans, "G.I. Joe"

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL  (COMBINED CATEGORY FOR 2009) 
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Land of the Lost"   
"Pink Panther 2" (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"Twilight Saga: New Moon"

WORST DIRECTOR OF 2009 
Michael Bay, "Trannies, Too" 
Walt Becker, "Old Dogs" 
Brad Silberling, "Land of the Lost"  
Stephen Sommers, "G.I. Joe" 
Phil Traill, "All About Steve"

WORST SCREENPLAY OF 2009    
"All About Steve," screenplay by Kim Barker  
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe Characters.
"Land of the Lost," written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft's TV series
"Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen," written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures  
"Twilight Saga: New Moon," screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE (3 SPECIAL 30TH RAZZIE-VERSARY AWARDZ)
"Battlefield Earth" (2000) -- Nominated for 10 Razzies, "winner" of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
"Freddy Got Fingered" (2001) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of five
"Gigli" (2003) -- Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
"I Know Who Killed Me" (2007) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of eight
"Swept Away" (2002) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of five

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE 
Ben Affleck  -- (Nominated for nine "achievements,"winner" of two Razzies) "Daredevil," "Gigli," "Jersey Girl," "Paycheck," "Pearl Harbor," "Surviving Christmas" 
Eddie Murphy -- (Nominated for 12 "achievements," "winner" of three Razzies) "Adventures of Pluto Nash," "I Spy," "Imagine That," "Meet Dave," "Norbit," "Showtime"
Mike Myers -- (Nominated for four "achievements," "winner" of two Razzies), "Cat in the Hat," "The Love Guru"
Rob Schneider -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of one Razzie) "The Animal," "Benchwarmers," "Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo," "Grandma's Boy," "The Hot Chick," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," "Little Man," "Little Nicky" 
John Travolta -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of the Razzies) "Battlefield Earth," "Domestic Disturbance," "Lucky Numbers," "Old Dogs," "Swordfish"

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE 
Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), "Glitter"
Paris Hilton (Nominated for five "Achievements,"  "Winner" of four Razzies) "The Hottie & The Nottie," "House of Whacks," "Repo: The Genetic Opera"
Lindsay Lohan -- (Nominated for five "achievements,"  "winner" of three Razzies) "Herbie Fully Loaded," "I Know Who Killed Me," "Just My Luck" 
Jennifer Lopez -- (Nominated for nine "achievements," "winner" of two Razzies) "Angel Eyes," "Enough," "Gigli," "Jersey Girl," "Maid in Manhattan," "Monster-in-Law," "The Wedding Planner"
Madonna -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of four Razzies) "Die Another Day," "The Next Best Thing," "Swept Away"

31st December 2009

With 2009 drawing to a close it's time to look back at the top performers of 2009, and topping the list of top grossing films in the US is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The Michael Bay directed sequel attracted a box office take of $402,076,689 which is way ahead of the crowd by $100,000 of its closest rival.

Its closest rival being Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince which took $301,956,980 and Disney's Up came close in 3rd with $292,913,068.

Biggest surprise of the year is at 4, and the highest grossing 'R' rated comedy ever in The Hangover which took $277,313,371, beating Star Trek which rounds out the top 5 with $257,704,099.

Finishing up the top 10 highest grossing films for 2009 in the US is New Moon, Avatar, Monsters vs. Aliens, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Worth mentioning is that Avatar released late in the year is on track to beat Transformers although much of its takings will be in 2010, and Sherlock Holmes which will enter the top 10 of films of 2009.

7th June 2009

Yesterday Internet was alight with news that Paramount has announced that the release date for Transformers 3, a follow up to this years yet to be released Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen, would be July 1, 2011, but the director Michael Bay seems to have other ideas which he's expressed on his Website.

In a statement on his Website he seems to be correcting Paramount saying he wants to take a year off and make the 3rd movie in the series for release on 2012.

Maybe planning so far ahead is a bad idea, especially for film which are not even in pre-production, your bound to get at least some information wrong.

This reminds me of an advert for a film I saw in the trade press once, the film starred Annette Benning and the advert for the film proudly announced "starring Annette Benning, Catwoman in the new Batman Movie", now we all know that Benning didn't star in that Batman movie and was off having a baby instead.

Now I know studios have to plan ahead, but do they have to shout about it and get the hype going so far in advance, especially for a film like Transformers that 1) is being hyped enough already for the film that is not even at cinemas yet and HAS been made, and 2) will generate enough buzz of it's own during the 18 months before hand.

Movie details

The film has a UK gross of £22,863,864 and is the 197th top grossing film in the UK

The film has a US gross of $319,246,193 and is the 60th top US domestic film.

The film has a World gross of $700,759,914 and is the 105th top grossing film globally

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

Genres:Popular in: Russia and United Kingdom
Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 8

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£8,718,561
£8,718,561
2▲▼
£2,333,219
£14,516,560
3
£1,385,910
£18,019,122
5
£952,263
£20,344,661
6
£458,549
£21,555,934
8
£323,274
£22,417,810
10
£137,230
£22,731,690
15
£67,445
£22,863,864
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