Transformers

Transformers poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $319,246,193Details
International Box Office $389,026,399
Worldwide Box Office $708,272,592
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $294,386,741 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,108,503 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $302,495,244
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
57% - Rotten
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$151,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 2007 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
September 21st, 2007 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 16th, 2007 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language
Running Time: 142 minutes
Franchise: Transformers
Keywords: End of the World, Friendly Alien on Earth, Robot, Alien Invasion, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Action
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, di Bonaventura Pictures

Cast

   Sam Witwicky
Tyrese Gibson    Sergeant Epps
Josh Duhamel    Capt. Lennox
Anthony Anderson    Glen Whitmann
   Mikaela Banes
Rachael Taylor    Maggie Madsen
John Turturro    Agent Simmons
Jon Voight    John Keller
Peter Cullen    Optimus Prime
Hugo Weaving    Megatron
Chris Ellis    Admiral Brigham
Zack Ward    Donnely
Kevin Dunn    Ron Witwicky
Michael Clarke Duncan    Officer Figueroa
Bernie Mac    Bobby Bolivia
Odette Yustman    Socialite

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Ian Bryce
Producer    Tom DeSanto
Producer    Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Producer    Don Murphy
Executive Producer    Michael Bay
Executive Producer    Brian Goldner
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Mark Vahradian
Screenwriter    Roberto Orci
Screenwriter    Alex Kurtzman
Story Creator    John Rogers
Story Creator    Roberto Orci
Story Creator    Alex Kurtzman
Cinematographer    Mitchell Amundsen
Editor    Paul Rubell
Editor    Glen Scantlebury
Editor    Thomas Muldoon
Composer    Steve Jablonsky
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Production Designer    Jeff Mann
Art Director    Sean Haworth
Art Director    Beat Frutiger
Art Director    Kevin Kavanaugh
Costume Designer    Deborah L. Scott
Sound Designer    Erik Aadahl
Sound Mixer    Peter J. Devlin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott Farrar
Special Effects Supervisor    John Frazier
Animation Supervisor    Scott Benza
Associate Producer    Matthew Cohan
Stunt Coordinator    Matthew Cohan
Associate Producer    Michelle McGonagle
Stunt Coordinator    Michelle McGonagle
Assistant Director    Simon Warnock
Second Unit Director    Ken Bates
Stunt Coordinator    Ken Bates
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Michelle Lewitt
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg

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DVD Sales - Did We See a Transformation in the Record Books?

It came as no surprise that Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen was the best selling new release and the best selling DVD on the chart this week. During its first week of release, it sold 5.33 million units and generated $122.49 million in consumer spending at retail, which makes it the third-best selling DVD of the year and the second best in terms of revenue generated after just one week of release. More...

DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part I

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DVD Releases for September 23, 2008 - Part II

Aaaahhhhhh! POP! ... That sound you just heard was my head exploding. This week we had a new record for spotlight reviews, and with TV on DVD kicking into high gear and summer blockbusters starting to come out soon, I don't think it will slow down. (Additionally, I have close to a dozen DVDs that arrived late, and I was only able to get to less than half of them for this week. So look for another huge batch next week.) As for the quality releases, there were a few that caught my eye, but none more than The Godfather Trilogy on Blu-ray. Sure, it doesn't push the high definition format, but this is the best these films have looked in decades and any film buff will want to have them in their collection. Meanwhile, last week's release of Duckman - Season One and Two also deserves to be awarded the DVD Pick of the Week. While there are not as many releases this week as last, there are so many spotlight reviews that the list had to be split into to. Part II can be found here. More...

DVD Sales - Forbidden Releases are Twice as Sweet

New releases dominated the sales chart this week with eight of them charting, including all of the top five. The new number one film was Forbidden Kingdom, which sold 550,000 units during its opening week and generated $12.70 million in sales. More...

DVD Sales - Office Works its Way to the Top

New releases dominated the sales chart this week. More specifically, TV on DVD releases, which accounted for five of the seven new releases that charted. This includes The Office - Season Four, which opened in first place with 435,000 units sold and $13.47 million in retail spending. More...

DVD Releases for September 2, 2008

In one respect, this is one of the slowest weeks for DVD releases in a long time with not a single first run release coming out on DVD. Not one. That said, there are a number of limited releases and other smaller movies coming out this week. There's also a huge number of TV on DVD releases coming out (including a TV movie that is right below). On the top of the this week's releases there are two DVDs worthy of contention for DVD Pick of the Week. If you don't have The Transformers in High Definition yet, grab the Blu-ray release. If you haven't upgraded to High Definition yet, Supernatural - The Complete Third Season is your best bet. More...

DVD Releases for August 26, 2008 - Part II

TV on DVD is starting to dominate the weekly DVD releases, including the top tier releases. In fact, four of the top five picks for the week are TV on DVD. However, while Heroes - Blu-ray - Season One & Season Two, NCIS - The Fifth Season, and The Shield - The Complete Season Six are all easily contenders for the crown, Nightmare Before Christmas - Collector's Edition on DVD or Blu-ray is the DVD Pick of the Week. One last note, it's been another big week for total releases, and the list had to be split into two. You can part Part I here. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

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DVD Sales - Living for the Home Market

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2007 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

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DVD Rentals - Why Buy Chuck and Larry When You can Rent It?

There were just four new releases to chart on this week's rental charts, but three of them placed in the top five. This includes the new number one renter, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, which pulled in $9.26 million in rentals. More...

DVD Sales - Ratatouille Rules the Sales Chart

Ratatouille led a large group of new releases on this week's sales chart selling a massive 3.86 million units for first week sales of $57.82 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Spidey Finds Friendly Reception on the Rental Chart

As it was on the sales chart, so it was on the rental chart: there were plenty of new releases, but Spider-man 3 came away on top with $9.70 million in rentals. More...

DVD Sales - Spidey\'s DVD Sales not that Super

It was a busy week for new releases but, as expected, Spider-man 3 topped the sales chart with 2.40 million units sold for $42.44 million in sales. This is substantially lower than The Transformers' first week sales, despite Spider-man 3 being the highest grossing film of the year. On the other hand, the film sold 130,000 Blu-Ray discs, which may or may not be a record for high definition releases. There are some... confusion with the numbers, so much so that there are accusations of impropriety, intentional or otherwise. More...

DVD Rentals - Transformers Steady on Top

There were seven new releases to chart this week, but The Transformers held strong down just 14% remaining in first place with $8.62 million in rentals for the week and $18.59 million in total. More...

DVD Sales - Top of the Chart is Unchanged

The Transformers was able to remain in top spot on the sales chart but it is hard to call this a victory as it fell more than 70% to 1.64 million units sold. However, This was a better hold than 300 managed during its second week of release and the film has an edge in sales after two weeks in both total units sold, (7.14 million vs. 6.60 million), and dollars, ($164.15 million vs. $149.64 million), including last week's adjusted numbers. This gives The Transformers a clear path to becoming the top selling DVD of the year, at least so far. More...

DVD Rentals - Transformers almost Teppid on the Rental Chart

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DVD Sales - Transformers Change the Home Market

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DVD Releases for October 23, 2007

Wow. What a week for DVD releases. There are roughly 50 releases on this week's list but strangely not many that were in contention for the DVD Pick of the Week. In a few cases the price-tag was just too high, or the extras were a little light. In the end I went with Fido - Buy from Amazon. Some might think this is my pro-Canada bias showing through... and I really can't argue with that. Still, it is a fun movie and deserves to be seen by more people. More...

International Details - Another Bollywood Blockbuster

Bhool Bhulaiyaa became the latest in a long line of Indian films to strike it rich on the international box office as it scored sixth place with $4.59 million on 756 screens in 17 markets. The supernatural comedy even scored a top ten finish in Britain with $600,000 on 45 screens topping a few major Hollywood releases that week. More...

DVD Releases for October 16, 2007

This week we have the first of the summer blockbusters hitting the home market. But, strangely, it was the last of the four $300 million movies that were released this year. This signifies the unofficial start of the of the Christmas DVD rush season and I would expect every week massive blockbusters or super-special editions being release from now until the Boxing Day. As for this week's best bets, I'm torn between two releases: Grindhouse - Planet Terror - Extended and Unrated - Two-Disc Special Edition and The Transformers - HD-DVD Edition. I've giving both the DVD Pick of the Week honors, but I will add that while Grindhouse is the better movie, The Transformers will appeal to a wider audience. (On a side note, this is the second time a HD-DVD release has earned the DVD Pick of the Week. Blu-Ray better catch up to HD-DVD soon.) More...

International Details - Ratatouille Serves Up an International Dish

Ratatouille opening in first place in South Africa this weekend earning $298,000 on 40 screens, which is very close to what The Simpsons Movie made in its opening there a few weeks ago. Its best market of the weekend remains France where it was down a mere 4% to $1.67 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $58.63 million. At this pace, the film will reach $60 million by this time next week while topping Finding Nemo's total of nearly $65 million is increasingly in reach. Overall Ratatouille added $4.66 million on 2535 screens in 27 markets for a total of $216.42 million, which is more than Cars managed, and this film still has openings in Germany, U.K., Italy, and Scandinavia. More...

IMAX - Transformers Take on IMAX

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Contest - Get Your Game Face On

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International Details - Chuck and Larry Hold of Late Charge by Die Hard

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International Details - Harry Potter has 900 Million Reasons to Celebrate

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International Details - Summer Transforms into Fall

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International Top Five - Simpsons Stave Off Potter

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International Top Five - Simpsons Score, according to Estimates

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International Top Five - Simpsons Nearly Reaches Nine-Digits

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International Details - Transformers Remains Hair-raising

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International Details - Harry Was Not the Only Film to Light Up the Charts

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International Top Five - A Change at the Top

The Transformers climbed into top spot with $47.17 million on 3381 screens in 29 markets for a total of $97.21 million. The film opened in nearly 20 markets, and did extremely well in a number of them, but it was a holdover that led the way. In South Korea the film grew by 5% to $11.83 million on 617 screens for a two-week total of $31.02 million, which is nearly what Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End will earn there in total. Its biggest opening came in Russia where it made $6.81 million on 700 screens over the weekend and $7.19 million in total while in Spain it took in $3.57 million on 565 screens over the weekend and $4.87 million in total. These two totals are probably better indicators of the film's international drawing power, but it should still do very well overseas. More...

Transformers\'s Changing Fortunes

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Dawn to the Rescue of the Per Theater Chart

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Expectations Change Little

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International Top Five - Third Threepeats

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Seven Day Weekend

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Ratatouille Leaves the Box Office Wanting a Little More

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2007 Preview: July

After a record-breaking start, the summer has slowed down considerably. Granted, it is still hot with a number of big, big blockbusters coming out. In fact, every week in July there's at least one potential $100 million movie. But that's nothing compared to what we saw in May when we have three films open with $100 million. Even worse, outside the four main releases, none of the counter-programming releases look like they will become hits and that will hurt the overall box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24 - June 30, 2007

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Contest - Presto-Chango

This week's box office prediction contest is a little unusual. The target film is The Transformers, which promises to dominate the box office. However, it also opens on Monday at 8 p.m. and that doesn't give a whole lot of time for entries. So instead of setting the end date for entries just before it opens, we are leaving it at the usual Friday date. This means, you do get a couple of days' box office numbers to help you set your prediction, and that should help tremendously. As for the prizes, we have prize packs from License to Wed, which also opens midweek. To win, one must simply predict the Friday-Sunday weekend box office opening for The Transformers. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a License to Wed prize pack, including a poster and other merchandise. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the other License to Wed prize pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3 - June 9, 2007

There are a lot of movies on this week's list, but many have just the synopsis, image gallery, and the trailer, and many don't even have that. There were very few that stood out, but at least Speed Racer - Official Site got off to a great start. Perhaps it will win the award before it hits theaters. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 3, 2007

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Movie Website Updates for May 27 - June 2, 2007

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Movie Website Updates for May 13 - May 19, 2007

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Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5, 2007

Among the more than two-dozen films on this week's list, there were a few that came very close to winning the Weekly Website Award. Of the three, Spider-Man 3 - Official Site was probably the closest to winning, but in the end was brought down by high expectations. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 15 - April 21, 2007

There were a few new flash sites to launch this week, but while there might be a couple future winners among those sites, it was a long time resident on this week's list that walked away with top honors. That site was Hot Fuzz - Official Site, which probably could have won several weeks ago if the features were added all at once. However, it's much better to spread the updates out in order to get people coming back week after week. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 8 - April 14, 2007

Even with the extra day, it was a slow week for websites. There were a couple films to have their full sites go live this week, but in both cases there was a lack of features. The best of the list is Pathfinder - Official Site, but it's not up to the level of an award winner. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 27 - February 2, 2007

Busy week for limited releases and a busy week for websites, which explains why I'm wrapping things up at midnight. There wasn't a whole lot on this week's list that really attracted my attention, but I'm giving the Weekly Website Award to Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters - Official Site, mainly for their ... extracurricular activities of the viral marketers in Boston. And remember people, real bombs are meant to be inconspicuous, they won't sing you a song or make rude gestures at you. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12, 2007

A slow week, but that's not surprising. The movie industry is seasonal with peaks and valleys throughout the year. With movie websites, there tends to be the same peaks and valleys, just a few months earlier. (The same is true for DVDs, just a few months later.) While there are a few sites on this week's list that show promise, there are none that are really award-worthy. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 16 - December 21, 2006

An abridged list with just the sites for movies opening this week, and maybe one or two others. Because it is such a short list, there's no real strong choice for Weekly Website Award. Rocky Balboa - Official Site comes the closest, but it doesn't quite get there. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

Slow week with just over half a dozen sites on the list. Of them, Renaissance - Official Site is clearly the best with a few others showing promise. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24th - June 30th

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3rd - June 9

It was a slow week it terms of major updates and that allowed the Fanboy in me to grant The Transformers - Official Site the gloriously premature Weekly Website Award. Let's hope the full site lives up to this title. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 24 - March 30

Another week with less sites than I would have liked. (On a side note, it seems every time something weird happens it happens on a Thursday. This time its slight internet connection problems / memory leak. I think. Whatever it is, it's causing my computer to act really slowly.) This shorter list doesn't mean there isn't an award-worthy site and the best of the best is Over the Hedge - Official Site. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/02 1 $8,801,025   3,050 $2,886   $8,801,025 0
2007/07/03 1 $27,851,016 +216% 4,011 $6,944   $36,652,041 1
2007/07/04 1 $29,073,898 +4% 4,011 $7,249   $65,725,939 2
2007/07/05 1 $19,177,089 -34% 4,011 $4,781   $84,903,028 3
2007/07/06 1 $22,656,420 +18% 4,011 $5,649   $107,559,448 4
2007/07/07 1 $25,701,839 +13% 4,011 $6,408   $133,261,287 5
2007/07/08 1 $22,144,125 -14% 4,011 $5,521   $155,405,412 6
2007/07/09 1 $9,927,640 -55% 4,011 $2,475   $165,333,052 7
2007/07/10 1 $8,253,776 -17% 4,011 $2,058   $173,586,828 8
2007/07/11 2 $7,003,058 -15% 4,011 $1,746   $180,589,886 9
2007/07/12 2 $6,391,796 -9% 4,011 $1,594   $186,981,682 10
2007/07/13 2 $10,831,926 +69% 4,050 $2,675   $197,813,608 11
2007/07/14 2 $14,495,075 +34% 4,050 $3,579   $212,308,683 12
2007/07/15 2 $11,700,900 -19% 4,050 $2,889   $224,009,583 13
2007/07/16 2 $4,940,497 -58% 4,050 $1,220   $228,950,080 14
2007/07/17 2 $4,743,824 -4% 4,050 $1,171   $233,693,904 15
2007/07/18 2 $4,508,475 -5% 4,050 $1,113   $238,202,379 16
2007/07/19 2 $4,261,124 -5% 4,050 $1,052   $242,463,503 17
2007/07/20 4 $6,097,746 +43% 3,762 $1,621   $248,561,249 18
2007/07/21 4 $8,026,572 +32% 3,762 $2,134   $256,587,821 19
2007/07/22 4 $6,390,179 -20% 3,762 $1,699   $262,978,000 20
2007/07/23 4 $2,824,674 -56% 3,762 $751   $265,802,674 21
2007/07/24 4 $2,614,008 -7% 3,762 $695   $268,416,682 22
2007/07/25 4 $2,304,832 -12% 3,762 $613   $270,721,514 23
2007/07/26 4 $2,312,491 n/c 3,762 $615   $273,034,005 24
2007/07/27 6 $3,300,479 +43% 3,349 $986   $276,334,484 25
2007/07/28 5 $4,667,794 +41% 3,349 $1,394   $281,002,278 26
2007/07/29 5 $3,674,856 -21% 3,349 $1,097   $284,677,134 27
2007/07/30 5 $1,526,592 -58% 3,349 $456   $286,203,726 28
2007/07/31 6 $1,410,761 -8% 3,349 $421   $287,614,487 29
2007/08/01 6 $1,359,539 -4% 3,349 $406   $288,974,026 30
2007/08/02 6 $1,383,830 +2% 3,349 $413   $290,357,856 31
2007/08/03 10 $1,685,673 +22% 2,419 $697   $292,043,529 32
2007/08/04 8 $2,398,007 +42% 2,419 $991   $294,441,536 33
2007/08/05 7 $1,937,792 -19% 2,419 $801   $296,379,328 34
2007/08/06 9 $934,830 -52% 2,419 $386   $297,314,158 35
2007/08/07 9 $828,059 -11% 2,419 $342   $298,142,217 36
2007/08/08 10 $755,664 -9% 2,419 $312   $298,897,881 37
2007/08/09 9 $735,717 -3% 2,419 $304   $299,633,598 38
2007/08/10 11 $926,410 +26% 1,803 $514   $300,560,008 39
2007/08/11 10 $1,289,820 +39% 1,803 $715   $301,849,828 40
2007/08/12 10 $1,019,830 -21% 1,803 $566   $302,869,658 41
2007/08/13 11 $430,277 -58% 1,803 $239   $303,299,935 42
2007/08/14 11 $419,713 -2% 1,803 $233   $303,719,648 43
2007/08/15 12 $406,554 -3% 1,803 $225   $304,126,202 44
2007/08/16 13 $413,621 +2% 1,803 $229   $304,539,823 45
2007/08/17 14 $522,553 +26% 1,206 $433   $305,062,376 46
2007/08/18 - $795,068 +52% 1,206 $659   $305,857,444 47
2007/08/19 - $630,478 -21% 1,206 $523   $306,487,922 48
2007/08/20 - $258,924 -59% 1,206 $215   $306,746,846 49
2007/08/21 - $250,102 -3% 1,206 $207   $306,996,948 50
2007/08/22 - $226,537 -9% 1,206 $188   $307,223,485 51
2007/08/23 - $224,804 -1% 1,206 $186   $307,448,289 52
2007/08/24 - $318,525 +42% 826 $386   $307,766,814 53
2007/08/25 - $492,850 +55% 826 $597   $308,259,664 54
2007/08/26 - $337,501 -32% 826 $409   $308,597,165 55
2007/08/27 - $117,728 -65% 826 $143   $308,714,893 56
2007/08/28 - $116,747 -1% 826 $141   $308,831,640 57
2007/08/29 - $102,651 -12% 826 $124   $308,934,291 58
2007/08/30 - $99,859 -3% 826 $121   $309,034,150 59
2007/08/31 - $246,074 +146% 826 $298   $309,280,224 60
2007/09/01 - $434,964 +77% 826 $527   $309,715,188 61
2007/09/02 - $467,660 +8% 826 $566   $310,182,848 62
2007/09/03 18 $395,524 -15% 826 $479   $310,578,372 63
2007/09/04 - $72,868 -82% 937 $78   $310,651,240 64
2007/09/05 - $62,505 -14% 937 $67   $310,713,745 65
2007/09/06 - $62,473 n/c 937 $67   $310,776,218 66
2007/09/07 - $152,115 +143% 607 $251   $310,928,333 67
2007/09/08 - $282,074 +85% 607 $465   $311,210,407 68
2007/09/09 - $171,139 -39% 607 $282   $311,381,546 69
2007/09/10 - $39,793 -77% 607 $66   $311,421,339 70
2007/09/11 - $42,623 +7% 607 $70   $311,463,962 71
2007/09/12 - $41,014 -4% 607 $68   $311,504,976 72
2007/09/13 - $45,714 +11% 607 $75   $311,550,690 73
2007/09/14 - $126,627 +177% 467 $271   $311,677,317 74
2007/09/15 - $223,223 +76% 467 $478   $311,900,540 75
2007/09/16 - $124,118 -44% 467 $266   $312,024,658 76
2007/09/17 - $30,801 -75% 467 $66   $312,055,459 77
2007/09/18 16 $30,885 n/c 467 $66   $312,086,344 78
2007/09/19 - $32,162 +4% 467 $69   $312,118,506 79
2007/09/20 - $33,265 +3% 467 $71   $312,151,771 80
2007/09/21 - $368,786 +1,009% 385 $958   $312,520,557 81
2007/09/22 - $663,782 +80% 385 $1,724   $313,184,339 82
2007/09/23 - $403,712 -39% 385 $1,049   $313,588,051 83
2007/09/24 - $96,334 -76% 385 $250   $313,684,385 84
2007/09/25 - $95,832 -1% 385 $249   $313,780,217 85
2007/09/26 - $95,771 n/c 385 $249   $313,875,988 86
2007/09/27 - $98,300 +3% 385 $255   $313,974,288 87
2007/09/28 - $300,547 +206% 509 $590   $314,274,835 88
2007/09/29 - $553,672 +84% 509 $1,088   $314,828,507 89
2007/09/30 - $346,511 -37% 509 $681   $315,175,018 90
2007/10/01 - $87,464 -75% 509 $172   $315,262,482 91
2007/10/02 - $97,592 +12% 509 $192   $315,360,074 92
2007/10/03 - $90,453 -7% 509 $178   $315,450,527 93
2007/10/04 - $92,294 +2% 509 $181   $315,542,821 94
2007/10/05 - $233,543 +153% 421 $555   $315,776,364 95
2007/10/06 - $409,500 +75% 421 $973   $316,185,864 96
2007/10/07 - $290,574 -29% 421 $690   $316,476,438 97
2007/10/08 - $133,404 -54% 421 $317   $316,609,842 98
2007/10/09 - $78,843 -41% 421 $187   $316,688,685 99
2007/10/10 - $77,003 -2% 421 $183   $316,765,688 100
2007/10/11 - $83,209 +8% 421 $198   $316,848,897 101
2007/10/12 - $196,818 +137% 360 $547   $317,045,715 102
2007/10/13 - $338,448 +72% 360 $940   $317,384,163 103
2007/10/14 - $217,146 -36% 360 $603   $317,601,309 104
2007/10/15 - $66,068 -70% 360 $184   $317,667,377 105
2007/10/16 - $57,647 -13% 360 $160   $317,725,024 106
2007/10/17 - $57,604 n/c 360 $160   $317,782,628 107
2007/10/18 - $63,843 +11% 360 $177   $317,846,471 108
2007/10/19 - $135,925 +113% 307 $443   $317,982,396 109
2007/10/20 - $221,676 +63% 307 $722   $318,204,072 110
2007/10/21 - $122,093 -45% 307 $398   $318,326,165 111
2007/10/22 - $33,046 -73% 307 $108   $318,359,211 112
2007/10/23 - $35,709 +8% 307 $116   $318,394,920 113
2007/10/24 - $33,079 -7% 307 $108   $318,427,999 114
2007/10/25 - $40,408 +22% 307 $132   $318,468,407 115
2007/10/26 - $74,420 +84% 245 $304   $318,542,827 116
2007/10/27 - $133,852 +80% 245 $546   $318,676,679 117
2007/10/28 - $83,235 -38% 245 $340   $318,759,914 118
2007/10/29 - $21,118 -75% 245 $86   $318,781,032 119
2007/10/30 - $20,084 -5% 245 $82   $318,801,116 120
2007/10/31 - $20,659 +3% 245 $84   $318,821,775 121
2007/11/01 - $21,621 +5% 245 $88   $318,843,396 122
2007/11/02 - $41,742 +93% 152 $275   $318,885,138 123
2007/11/03 - $85,538 +105% 152 $563   $318,970,676 124
2007/11/04 - $43,823 -49% 152 $288   $319,014,499 125
2007/11/05 - $11,691 -73% 152 $77   $319,026,190 126
2007/11/06 - $15,334 +31% 152 $101   $319,041,524 127
2007/11/07 - $14,367 -6% 152 $95   $319,055,891 128
2007/11/08 - $15,915 +11% 152 $105   $319,071,806 129

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/06 1 $70,502,384   4,011 $17,577   $150,405,412 6
2007/07/13 2 $37,027,901 -47% 4,050 $9,143   $224,009,583 13
2007/07/20 4 $20,514,497 -45% 3,762 $5,453   $262,978,000 20
2007/07/27 6 $11,643,129 -43% 3,349 $3,477   $284,677,134 27
2007/08/03 8 $6,021,472 -48% 2,419 $2,489   $296,379,328 34
2007/08/10 11 $3,236,060 -46% 1,803 $1,795   $302,869,658 41
2007/08/17 15 $1,948,099 -40% 1,206 $1,615   $306,487,922 48
2007/08/24 19 $1,148,876 -41% 826 $1,391   $308,597,165 55
2007/08/31 20 $1,148,698 n/c 937 $1,226   $310,182,848 62
2007/09/07 21 $605,328 -47% 607 $997   $311,381,546 69
2007/09/14 24 $473,968 -22% 467 $1,015   $312,024,658 76
2007/09/21 16 $1,436,280 +203% 385 $3,731   $313,588,051 83
2007/09/28 15 $1,200,730 -16% 509 $2,359   $315,175,018 90
2007/10/05 18 $933,617 -22% 421 $2,218   $316,476,438 97
2007/10/12 18 $752,412 -19% 360 $2,090   $317,601,309 104
2007/10/19 23 $479,694 -36% 307 $1,563   $318,326,165 111
2007/10/26 26 $291,507 -39% 245 $1,190   $318,759,914 118
2007/11/02 29 $171,103 -41% 152 $1,126   $319,014,499 125

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/21/200716,951,025 6,951,025$140,136,140$140,136,1401
10/28/200711,951,185-72% 8,902,210$38,803,997$178,940,1362
11/4/20072760,205-61% 9,662,415$12,528,330$191,468,4673
11/11/20074543,613-28% 10,206,028$8,566,417$200,034,8834
11/18/20076333,651-39% 10,539,679$5,160,547$205,195,4305
11/25/200711555,385+66% 11,095,064$8,724,321$213,919,7516
12/2/20077354,653-36% 11,449,717$5,586,707$219,506,4587
12/9/20077369,421+4% 11,819,138$5,870,765$225,377,2228
12/16/20079629,887+71% 12,449,025$9,541,843$234,919,0659
12/23/200712549,169-13% 12,998,194$11,378,782$246,297,84710
12/30/200719253,184-54% 13,251,378$5,124,444$251,422,29111
1/6/20082483,082-67% 13,334,460$1,665,794$253,088,08512
1/20/20082344,784 13,430,660$884,036$255,000,95614
2/17/20081971,914 13,555,947$1,419,582$257,276,03418
3/2/20087190,901 13,769,603$3,638,573$261,255,70520
8/10/20082932,829 13,940,776$389,152$263,818,80143
8/17/20082432,801n/c13,973,577$466,824$264,285,62444
8/24/20081446,869+43% 14,020,446$686,270$264,971,89445
9/7/20081259,043 14,088,222$735,741$265,833,93647
9/14/20081637,320-37% 14,125,542$540,259$266,374,19548
9/21/20082731,957-14% 14,157,499$478,582$266,852,77749
9/28/20082040,256+26% 14,197,755$625,409$267,478,18650
10/5/20081835,189-13% 14,232,944$547,748$268,025,93551
10/12/20082726,820-24% 14,259,764$399,556$268,425,49152
10/19/20081336,878+38% 14,296,642$545,400$268,970,89153
10/26/20082427,104-27% 14,323,746$397,627$269,368,51754
11/9/20083022,818 14,369,587$327,516$270,032,70556
11/30/200825203,758 14,582,563$2,218,313$272,383,77459
12/7/20082880,036-61% 14,662,599$1,415,485$273,799,25860
12/14/20082995,817+20% 14,758,416$2,056,674$275,855,93261
2/1/20092947,395 14,861,008$694,977$277,438,43568
5/31/20092155,849 14,953,444$708,149$278,675,28485
6/14/20092443,346 14,998,158$541,530$279,233,45687
6/28/20096142,829 15,144,131$1,681,997$280,953,15389
7/5/20091173,775-48% 15,217,906$851,939$281,805,09290
7/12/20091156,898-23% 15,274,804$622,914$282,428,00691
7/19/2009878,364+38% 15,353,168$864,582$283,292,58892
10/25/20093262,887 15,635,782$2,642,488$286,154,652106
11/1/20091664,687-75% 15,700,469$661,153$286,815,805107
11/29/200913351,510 16,055,535$3,427,222$290,277,403111
10/2/20112217,404 16,192,791$155,547$291,749,156207
10/9/20111627,354+57% 16,220,145$283,740$292,032,896208
6/22/20141516,756 16,947,494$219,609$293,510,918349
6/29/20141524,606+47% 16,972,100$224,419$293,735,337350
7/6/2014949,644+102% 17,021,744$252,648$293,987,985351
7/13/2014935,819-28% 17,057,563$196,707$294,184,692352

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/2009166,793 6,793$141,569$141,569105
10/25/2009426,517+290% 33,310$551,547$693,116106
11/1/2009139,352-65% 42,662$193,590$886,706107
11/29/20091679,006 138,332$1,621,211$2,849,863111
6/26/20111214,149 262,169$242,082$4,968,607193
7/3/2011198,967-37% 271,136$147,870$5,116,477194
10/2/2011919,781 306,792$286,626$5,633,124207
10/9/2011188,669-56% 315,461$125,616$5,758,740208
6/22/2014205,253 398,086$116,084$7,584,569349
6/29/2014169,286+77% 407,372$169,571$7,754,140350
7/6/20141312,414+34% 419,786$123,647$7,877,787351

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