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!

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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