Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen made 6,297,228 with the original movie (which was by far the best), making 9,709,780. I guess inflation and 3d helped the most recent movie. Transformers: Dark of the Moon joins the following (courtesy of Wikipedia) which is now slightly out of date with this new news.
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|3||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||$1,119,110,941||2003|
|4||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest||$1,066,179,725||2006|
|5||Toy Story 3||$1,063,171,911||2010|
|6||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||$1,033,033,768||2011|
|7||Alice in Wonderland||$1,024,299,904||2010|
|8||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||$1,012,239,842||2011|
|9||The Dark Knight||$1,001,921,825||2008|
|10||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||$994,715,769||2011|
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE
HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 3, 2011) – Worldwide box office receipts for TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, have hit $1 billion, Paramount Pictures announced today. To date, the third installment of the hit Transformers franchise, and the first shot in 3-D, has grossed $338 million in U.S. (through Monday) and $663 million internationally (through Tuesday).
“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is the first billion dollar grossing movie in the history of Paramount Pictures, marking a substantial milestone in the 99 year life of this legendary studio,” said Brad Grey, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures. “We are grateful for the extraordinary work of Michael Bay and his film-making team, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and everyone at Paramount around the globe who played a part in helping make this latest TRANSFORMERS one of the 10 highest grossing films worldwide of all time”.
Earlier this summer, Paramount was the first studio to reach $1 billion in domestic grosses, aided by the $180.7 million opening of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON over the July 4th holiday. This is the fifth year in a row that Paramount has reached the milestone before any other studio. Paramount Pictures International crossed the $2 billion mark on July 30th, making it the first for any studio this year to reach the benchmark. The studio has had six consecutive movies earning over $100 million at the domestic box office in 2011.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.