Transformers Dark of the Moon has become the fastest movie ever to reach the $500 million dollar mark in worldwide totals. And we promise that we’ll stop updating on how much money Dark of the Moon is making – as soon as it stops breaking records!
Here are some base stats for you, courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo:
– Dark of the Moon surpasses both “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” in how fast it took to get to $500 million worldwide (PotC:OST and PotC:aWE took 10 days, DOTM took 8)
– Dark of the Moon is sitting at $214 million domestically
– And while it may be staggering to believe, Dark of the Moon has earned $297.1 million in foreign markets … wow!
– Dark of the Moon has yet to open in China or Japan, which combined, could contribute up to $100 to $150 million to the total grossings
And more importantly…
If Dark of the Moon can survive the upcoming hiccup (Harry Potter), then it is very possible that Dark of the Moon will reach the $1 billion mark by the end of the summer, making it the 9th movie ever to hit the $1 billion mark.
Five years ago, who would have thought that our beloved Transformers would be a billion-dollar movie franchise, let alone have a single movie possibly draw in $1 billion dollars? Love it or hate it, the facts and the green are there! Discuss away!