The car crash with Shia is unexpected, but we are still filming. The movie has not shut down – there is plenty to do without Shia. The shooting is also going great – I’m having a blast making this movie! Shia will be back soon and we wish all wish him a fast recovery.
In he next few days Revenge of the Fallen will surpass Spiderman 2 and LOTR: Return of the King and place itself into the <a href=”http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm” rel=”external”>domestic top 10 highest grossing films</a> of all time. Sweet revenge indeed.
Updated studio estimates Monday made it pretty clear who was No. 1 in the photo-finish race for boxoffice supremacy this weekend, with Paramount’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” topping the domestic pack with $42.4 million.
Final official data from Nielsen EDI will be released midday Monday. But morning updates from various studios consistently showed Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” in second place with less than $42 million in Friday-Sunday boxoffice. On Sunday, both Par and Fox estimated their pics had taken in a chart-topping $42.5 million in boxoffice over the three-day Fourth of July frame.
Sunday estimates showed the “Transformers” sequel toting a $293.5 million cume for its first 12 days in domestic release.
Source: <a href=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3iba9a089c3eafb2f5110221eb32accc01″ rel=”self”>THR</a>
Revenge of the Fallen becomes highest grosser of 2009 in less than 2 weeks. Don’t wipe your eyes, you read right.
<blockquote>“According to estimates from Box Office Mojo, the blockbuster grossed $17.8 million on Friday, edging past Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ $17 million for the top spot the second day in a row…With a ten-day total of $268.7 million, director Michael Bay can now stake his claim to making the highest grossing film of the year.”</blockquote>
Source: <a href=”http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/07/transformers-2-highest-grossing-film-of-2009.html” rel=”external”>EW</a>
DreamWorks is firming up a deal to preemptively acquire screen rights to “I Am Number Four,” the first of a six-book science fiction deal that has “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” director Michael Bay aboard to produce and possibly direct. DreamWorks is working on a high six-figure deal, sources said.
The real surprise in the deal, though, is the identity of one of the two authors. Though WME began shopping the book Thursday under a pseudonym, sources said one of the writers is James Frey, best known for writing “A Million Little Pieces.” Neither the agency nor the studio would confirm.
The deal puts Bay right back in business with DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider. It is expected that Spielberg will be active in a behind-the-scenes capacity, similar to the godfather role he has played in the “Transformers” franchise. The sale comes as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” takes a run at the record books this weekend, after setting records on its first two days in theaters.
Source: <a href=”http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005440.html?categoryid=13&cs=1″ rel=”self”>Variety</a>