|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$1,319,187,682||$2,453,434,228||$3,772,621,910|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $4,645,730,545 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #229)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Voice of Optimus Prime (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Optimus Prime (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Optimus Prime (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Optimus Prime (Transformers), Optimus Prime (Transformers: The Last Knight)|
|Most productive collaborators: Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura|
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
September 29th, 2014
If you look at our list of franchises, none have made more money in as few installments as Transformers has earned. On the other hand, if you look at the top ten franchises, none of them have earned as much critical scorn as the Transformers films have earned. Only the first one managed to come close to overall positive reviews. Depending on who you talk to, the most recent installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been called the best of the sequels or the worst of the sequels. Which camp do I fall under?
June 1st, 2014
It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.
November 17th, 2012
The second season of Transformers: Prime comes out in this week on DVD and next week on Blu-ray. I have no idea why. It would make more sense to reverse those two release dates, that way fans would be given an extra reason to pay more for the Blu-ray. Does the series continue the strong run it started in season one? If so, is the Blu-ray worth the extra money?
|6/21/2017||Transformers: The Last Knight||Optimus Prime||$130,168,683||$473,800,000||$603,968,683|
|6/27/2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Optimus Prime||$245,439,076||$858,600,000||$1,104,039,076|
|6/29/2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Optimus Prime||$352,390,543||$771,400,000||$1,123,790,543|
|6/24/2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Voice of Optimus Prime||$402,111,870||$434,407,829||$836,519,699|
|3/4/2008||My Friends Tigger & Pooh - Friendly T…||Eeyore||$0||$0||$0|
|3/21/2003||Piglet's Big Movie||Eeyore||$23,103,423||$39,767,123||$62,870,546|
|2/11/2000||The Tigger Movie||Eeyore||$45,542,421||$50,605,267||$96,147,688|
|8/8/1986||The Transformers: The Movie||Optimus Prime||$5,849,647||$0||$5,849,647|
|6/6/1986||My Little Pony: The Movie||Grundle/Ahagg||$5,958,456||$0||$5,958,456|
|1/17/1986||Heathcliff: The Movie||$2,091,504||$0||$2,091,504|
|1/1/1986||GoBots: War of the Rock Lords||Pincher/Tombstone/Stones||$1,338,264||$0||$1,338,264|
|12/17/1976||King Kong||King Kong||$52,614,445||$38,000,000||$90,614,445|