‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Previews Rake in 13.5 Million

Shia Lebeouf Transformers 3Michael Bay has unleashed his Transformers: Dark of the Moon on the world earning $13.5 million in Tuesday preview and midnight screenings. Paramount Pictures reports that approximately $5.5 million came from 3-D sneaks in 2,700 theaters starting at 9pm and approximately $8 million from post midnight shows in about 3,000 theaters in both 2-D and 3-D. 70% of post-midnight business was in 3-D.

The first Transformers movie in 2007 opened at 8pm and earned $8.8 million including post midnight dollars. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen earned $16.6 million in midnight showings in 2009. As comparison The Hangover Part II grabbed $10.4 million in midnights heading into memorial day weekend while Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides pillaged $4.7 in midnight business back in May.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, President of Hollywood.com Box Office Paul Dergarabedian loves movies of course, but has a true passion for music, art, photography and architecture. Stanley Kubrick is a God even though like Orson Welles’ 'Citizen Kane, his '2001: A Space Odyssey' is overrated but still brilliant! Little known fact: Paul is a certified car fanatic and was a National Collegiate Driving Champion in the late 80's!