The third installment in Michael Bay's Transformers movie series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened to a good start here in Singapore. And it looks like even with the departure of eye candy Megan Fox, it is not stopping movie goers here in Singapore from catching the show as Transformers: Dark of the Moon is now the biggest 5-day weekend opener of all time.
SINGAPORE, July 05, 2011 – The Autobots® and Decepticons® have proven once again to be unbeatable as TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON makes history in Singapore by grossing over S$1 million in a single day’s takings and repeating that feat 3 consecutive days in a row.
The Michael Bay-directed mega blockbuster – which opened on June 29 – defeated the previous record-holder Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to become the industry’s biggest 5-day weekend opener of all-time by grossing S$5.1 million in ticket sales.
Making its debut in 3D, this highly anticipated third installment also secured the top 2 positions on the single day ticket sales chart within its first weekend. UIP currently commands the top 5 positions with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen holding the 3rd and 5th spots and Kung Fu Panda 2 at the 4th spot.
Mr. Nicholas Yong, Managing Director of the film’s local distributing arm, United International Pictures (Singapore & Malaysia) said, “It is truly an amazing and unbelievable feat for a film that had opened right outside of the school holidays! The 3D and IMAX bookings were through the roof and the weekend was sold out. This film was made, shot and meant to be enjoyed in 3D to get the optimum and best of the effects. We have heard of so many people watching the film multiple times as they had done for the first two installments!”