Film: 2009: Transformers: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

'Transformers 2' Rolls Out with 2,000 Sold Out Midnight Shows on Fandango

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is once again caught up in a battle between the Autobots® and the Decepticons® in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Photo credit: Robert Zuckerman. © 2009 DW Studios L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. ©2009 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen enjoyed a spectacular debut on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to Fandango, the nation's leading movie ticketing destination.

Among the stats:

  • Last night Fandango sold out more than 2,000 midnight and late night/early morning showtimes nationwide.
  • Fandango has been selling more than 8 Transformers tickets per second during peak periods, prior to opening day.
  • That number could rise.
  • Transformers 2 currently represents 94% of all ticket sales on Fandango (as of 9:00 a.m. PT June 24, 2009). -- Transformers 2 ranks as Fandango's biggest pre-sales title of the year to date.
  • Transformers 2 is selling twice as many tickets as Iron Man sold on Fandango at the same point in that film's sales cycle. -- Midnight showtimes of Transformers 2 were sold out across the country, from Abingdon, Maryland to Yuba City, CA. One theater in Las Vegas sold out as many as ten midnight showtimes.
  • Theater owners are continually adding new showtimes throughout the day to accommodate the fan demand.

"The film's success proves that fans are ready for the summer and looking for an escape," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango.

"Moviegoers should certainly buy their tickets in advance before heading to the theater. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may end up enjoying one of the top-selling opening weekdays in the history of our company."

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --

Movie Production Information


Photo left: Photo Credit: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The Autobot® Optimus Prime® returns to battle the Decepticons® in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” © 2009 DW Studios L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. ©2009 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present In Association with Hasbro A di Bonaventura Pictures Production, A Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production and A Michael Bay Film. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is a Paramount Pictures release.

Executive Producers Steven Spielberg Michael Bay Brian Goldner Mark Vahradian
Produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto Lorenzo di Bonaventura Ian Bryce
Based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ Action Figures
Written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Directed by Michael Bay

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro

Synopsis: In the highly-anticipated “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” debuting June 24, 2009, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.

Release: June 24, 2009

This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material.

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"Transformers" (2007) DVD

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox Director: Michael Bay

Plot Outline Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.

• US Theatrical Release Date: July 4, 2007
• Production Company: Prime Directive, Paramount Pictures, Angry Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Hasbro, Kurtzman/Orci, Platinum Dunes, Thinkfilm
• Also Known As: Prime Directive / The Transformers / Transformers: The Movie 2
• Filming Locations: Broadway & 8th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA | Detroit, Michigan, USA | Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA | El Mirage Dry Lake, San Bernardino County, California, USA | Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA | Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Border, USA | Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Los Angeles, California, USA | Michigan Central Depot - W. Vernor and W. Michigan Avenues, Detroit, Michigan, USA | New Mexico, USA | Rialto, California, USA | USS Shoup, San Diego, California, USA | Valley of Fire State Park - Route 169, Overton, Nevada, USA | Washington, District of Columbia, USA | White Sands Missile Range, near, Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

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