TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Dominating Presale Ticket Market

Michael Bay is known for drawing in big numbers at the box office, but this is something different all together! Presale ticket figures are out and it looks like the fourth installment in Paramount's Transformers franchise is set to dominate the box office once again. Hit the jump to check it out!

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By DEVLIN712 - 6/25/2014
Transformers: Age of Extinction banner w/ Grimlock

According to the web's most popular advance ticket seller, Fandango, Transformers: Age of Extinction is in for one hell of a weekend! The film is currently holding 96% of all ticket presales for it's opening weekend, along with early tracking suggesting that the film may open to more than $100 million. Currently AoE is in the position to have sold the most tickets before release.
On top of this the website took a survey amongst 1000 users who bought tickets in advance for next week's blockbuster to find out what is drawing in the huge crowd. The results looked like this:

  • 92% have seen previous Transformers movies on the big screen
  • 83% are fans of director Michael Bay
  • 76% say the addition of Mark Wahlberg increased their interest in the movie
  • 75% claim the Dinobots made them more excited to see it
  • 66% picked Grimlock as the Dinobot they most wanted to see
  • 54% picked Optimus Prime as their favorite Autobot, while 41% picked Bumblebee

What do you think of Age of Extinction's proposed opening takings? Regardless of what you think of the quality of Michael Bay's quadrilogy, they no how to make money. Will (or should?) the latest installment open big? Sign off your thoughts below!

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

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TheRationalNerd - 6/25/2014, 1:57 PM
This film is about to be HUGE!!!!
blitzkreg - 6/25/2014, 2:02 PM
Damn...I really want micheal bay off this franchise. Not that he isn't good at what he does...explosions, explosions, action, explosions...ect. I would like to see another production team take a crack at it. When they reboot it in a few years....let's set it in the 1980s .
JoJo1982 - 6/25/2014, 2:16 PM
I need to go get my tickets now
MatTaylorX - 6/25/2014, 2:22 PM
Makes me sad how well this crap does when other good films don't get any notice. Just watched The Raid 2 and Calvary. Now those are good films!
SageMode - 6/25/2014, 2:23 PM
It's disturbing how much money these piece of shit movies make. Truly disturbing.
HavocPrime - 6/25/2014, 2:26 PM
I can see this making a billion due to how the last one went, and how hyped people are for it, as everyone likes explosions.
Lego - 6/25/2014, 2:26 PM
It's disturbing how much money these piece of shit movies make. Truly disturbing.


^ it's a popcorn movie to enjoy. escape from reality and have mindless fun. get over it
MrNiklander - 6/25/2014, 2:27 PM
I will watch it.The movies are not something amazing but at least they are solid action flicks them and the Resident Evil movies.So bring them on and let Bay have his fun we all know that in the next 15 years we ''ll get a reboot
blackandyellow - 6/25/2014, 2:27 PM

Exhibit #128 showing that fanboys' opinions don't mean shit.
BigMikeReviews - 6/25/2014, 2:28 PM
The dumb is strong with this film franchise..
WhenTheyRise - 6/25/2014, 2:29 PM
120 mil... It is pure spectacle. Gotta admire the quality of the transformers themselves. The detail and graphics are impressive. The rest may not be be specific people's piece of cake but the general audience (which is non hardcore fans) eat it up and justifiably so despite what anyone here thinks and wishes.
TheAbomination - 6/25/2014, 2:32 PM
I'm pirating the shit out of this shit movie. I feel sorry for the ignorant masses who will actually pay to see this.
TheDarkPassenger - 6/25/2014, 2:34 PM
*gasp*

Except [frick] you not really.
SageMode - 6/25/2014, 2:37 PM
"it's a popcorn movie to enjoy. escape from reality and have mindless fun. get over it"

They're trash. Get over yourself, newbie.
TheAbomination - 6/25/2014, 2:42 PM
@Lego

If you can't decipher the difference between a good popcorn movie and a shit movie, you need help.
rebellion - 6/25/2014, 2:44 PM
just goes to show that masses are stupid and easily manipulated. i know that these movie dont aim for best picture award but let's face it, they're mindless trash filled with predictable jokes, cliches and are completely devoid of reason.
NeoBaggins - 6/25/2014, 2:45 PM
Don't. Hate the Player, hate the Game.

IMAX3D Tomorrow night. Can't wait.
Gandhi - 6/25/2014, 2:47 PM
We all know that these movies are far away from being top quality art but they don't try to... sometimes people just want to laugh or see huge effects of giant robots without worrying about anything else. I must say that sometimes I am just in the mood for explosions, explosions calm me.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/25/2014, 2:47 PM
I need to hurry up and get my damn ticket
Destined - 6/25/2014, 2:49 PM
Welp! Get that money Bay!
TheBaroness89 - 6/25/2014, 2:49 PM
Its going to open huge. No matter what we all here at cbm think of Bayformers- the general audience in the summer want big robots big explosions hot chicks and action.
Bayformers- more than meets the eye.
TheDarkPassenger - 6/25/2014, 2:49 PM
A person being institutionalized for liking a fun movie about robots beating the shit out each other is completely rational.
TheBrownHornet - 6/25/2014, 2:50 PM
Yeah it's about to get real!!
TheMexicanSuperman - 6/25/2014, 2:50 PM
Inb4 fanboys complain about films that more story than what they grew up with, which was basically a long ass commercial for toys.
TheMexicanSuperman - 6/25/2014, 2:51 PM
To late...
TheMexicanSuperman - 6/25/2014, 2:51 PM
*has more
JoJo1982 - 6/25/2014, 2:51 PM
Love how ppl's opinion means their superior then others


It's just a movie, stop being butthurt cause ppl wanna see it
I'm sure y'all have a few movies that y'all like, are not exactly good movies
JoJo1982 - 6/25/2014, 2:52 PM
@gandhi

Exactly!!!
Gandhi - 6/25/2014, 2:54 PM
Yeah Baby!!!! Michael Bay!!!!

















CaptainHammer - 6/25/2014, 2:56 PM
Already have IMAX 3D tickets for 9pm Thursday night
MercwithMouth - 6/25/2014, 2:57 PM
I love it. I hope it makes a billion.

The Transformers are a great way to kick back, and watch some incredible VFX. They're a lot of fun, and they don't pretend to be some serious high-art piece. It's a blockbuster. Besides, blowing shit up is fun.
Berserker187 - 6/25/2014, 2:58 PM
Damm I guess is not tanking. There's another movie that deserve to stop n will get a sequel
PredatorRIsing - 6/25/2014, 3:00 PM
Transformers Age of Extinction is going to rule as # 1 film this year
Gandhi - 6/25/2014, 3:01 PM
Lets face it, loads of comicbookmovies wouldn't be as fun as they are if they didn't had shitload of explosions too....


Pedrito - 6/25/2014, 3:02 PM
Well, they did have Optimus Prome riding a giant Dinobot in the trailer. Plus a few ass shots of whoever that chick is.
That's gotta attrack big crowds.
DlAMONDZ - 6/25/2014, 3:02 PM
Hah. I don't have to buy tickets in advance.
DlAMONDZ - 6/25/2014, 3:05 PM
Can't wait until this rakes in the cash. Love seeing haters bitch about it. lol

Michael Bay >
CaptainSporty - 6/25/2014, 3:09 PM



HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAH! THATS RIDICULOUS! I really hope GotG beats him now...
Gandhi - 6/25/2014, 3:11 PM
Sometimes I like to dream and wonder just how awesome would the MCU be if it were directed like this:

Iron Man - Bryan Singer
Thor - James Wong
Captain America - Brett Ratner
Hulk - M. Night Shyamalan
Guardians of the Galaxy - George Lucas
AntMan - Tom Green
Avengers - Michael Bay
Atumbem - 6/25/2014, 3:11 PM
People stop bitching, these transformer movies always make bank. Why? Three reasons, Transforming Robots, explosions and Optimus Prime. Face it, the general public love these films for what they are, a fun time at the cinema. Plus anyone wanting a serious film involving huge transforming talking robots is asking for a lot.
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