Monday, December 21, 2009

"Transformers 2" and the Tomatometer

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read about what these two are discussing here

Update, January 11, 2009 - "Avatar" has surpassed "Transformers 2." Read more here.

Happy end-of-2009! 2009 will be remembered as the year we saw "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" earn $402 million at the North American box office (and $834 million globally)!

Putting those $402 million into context: "Transformers 2" was the highest grossing film of the year! And it wasn't even close! The #2 grosser was "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," with over $100 million less in earnings!

I thought it would be fun to chart the box office champions of the last 29 years against their Tomatometer rating, an aggregate of the critical consensus of the film! So I did it! And, boy, it was fun!

Wow! That's enlightening! An updated chart is here.

(Why all the exclamation points, you ask? Obviously, this post was meant to be a reflection of the spirit of "Transformers 2," which is the cinematic equivalent of an exclamation point!)


josh said...
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Anonymous said...

I think in that picture Shia and Michael are trying to locate the script.

Andrew Sibulsky said...

Just wait. Avatar is gonna take the title of highest grosser of 2009, and all will be well.

Nice work on that, by the way... Once again, this doesn't look like a multi shop show. What was ILM using for comps - anything like Weta's new 3-D system?