Entries in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9)


"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Extra Receives $18.5M Settlement

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- An extra who was severely injured while working on the most recent Transformers movie will receive an $18.5 million settlement, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Gabriella Cedillo was involved in an accident while driving a car during production in 2010 of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in Hammond, Ind.  A cable pulling a stunt car snapped loose and crashed through the windshield of her car.

Cedillo, who is now 26-years-old, suffered a head injury that left her brain permanently impaired.

Multiple lawsuits were later filed on Cedillo's behalf.

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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Reaches $1 Billion Mark

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon has now grossed over $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts.

The blockbuster amassed $338 million in the United States, but the majority of the film's profits came from overseas.

Transformers is the first Paramount film to earn over $1 billion. It's also the second film in a week to pass the milestone, with the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, reaching the billion-dollar mark over the weekend.

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Teen Choice Awards Reveal Second Wave of Nominees

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Fox on Tuesday announced the second wave of nominees for this year's Teen Choice Awards.

ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth each received five nominations.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon are among the movies that earned multiple nods.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned 12 nods when the first wave of nominees was announced last month.  All of the categories can be found at

Teen Choice Awards 2011 will air on Fox on Sunday, Aug. 7.

Here are the second-wave nominees in the non-music categories:

Choice Summer Movie
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Horrible Bosses
Monte Carlo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger
Shia LeBeouf, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Cory Monteith, Monte Carlo
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Justin Timberlake, Friends with Benefits

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Rosario Dawson, Zookeeper
Selena Gomez, Monte Carlo
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Mila Kunis, Friends with Benefits
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Choice Movie Breakout: Female
Brooklyn Decker, Just Go with It
Zoe Kravitz, X-Men: First Class
Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Olivia Wilde, TRON: Legacy

Choice Movie Breakout: Male
Joel Courtney, Super 8
Armie Hammer, The Social Network
Chris Hemsworth, Thor
Alex Pettyfer, I Am Number Four & Beastly
Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Summer TV Show
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Pretty Little Liars
So You Think You Can Dance
Switched at Birth
Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Vanessa Marano, Switched at Birth
Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
Raven-Symone, State of Georgia

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Lucas Grabeel, Switched at Birth
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Noah Wyle, Falling Skies

Choice TV: Breakout Show
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Raising Hope
The Voice
The Walking Dead

Choice TV: Breakout Star

Sean Berdy, Switched at Birth
Darren Criss, Glee
Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Skyler Samuels, The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Choice Web Star

Rebecca Black
Keenan Cahill
Shane Dawson
Elle and Blair Fowler
Sgt. Scott Moore

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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Stays on Top of Box Office

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" took in $47 million in its second week and remained at the top of the box office.

Despite two hard-hitting comedies released on Friday, "Horrible Bosses" from Warner Bros., and "Zoo Keeper" from Sony Pictures, "Transformers" seems to be securely in the top. And hopes to stay that way, at least until the highly-anticipated final installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The Michael Bay extravaganza about protean aliens has earned $261 million since opening.

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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Has Mega Opening

Comstock Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a smashing opening over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, finishing at the top of the box office.

The third installment of the Transformers franchise netted $116.4 million over the weekend, beating out Cars 2, which finished in second place with a tally of $32.1 million.

Bad Teacher ($17.6 million), Larry Crowne ($15.7 million) and Super 8 ($9.5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Larry Crowne,' 'Monte Carlo' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened earlier this week, reportedly earning a total of $42.3 million on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

On Friday, it's joined in theaters by two other new films.  Here's a closer look:

-- Larry Crowne: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, who previously co-starred in 2007's Charlie Wilson's War, reunite for this story about a middle-aged man who loses his job and enrolls in college, where he develops an attraction to his public speaking teacher.  Hanks also directed the film, which features Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson and Wilmer Valderrama.  Rated PG-13.

-- Monte Carlo: Selena Gomez is an American girl in Paris who's mistaken for a socialite.  She, along with two companions, decide to play along and travel to Monte Carlo, where they're treated like royalty.  Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith, and Andie Macdowell also star. Rated PG.

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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Director Michael Bay isn't just good at blowing up cities, he's excellent at destroying meaningful stories. On second thought, you have to have a meaningful story to destroy it, so we'll take that back.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon starts out promising, delivering the premise that the public perception of the 1960s space program was really a ruse to cover up an unusual event on the moon. The execution of that sequence is flawless, perhaps the best part of the movie.
As soon as we cut to the present day, things begin to go downhill.  Bay's very first shot -- a tight shot -- is on the underwear-clad bottom of underwear model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, aka Megan Fox's replacement and the girlfriend of Sam Witwicky.  That’s Shia LaBeouf, in case you forgot.  
Oh, and there are actually Transformers in this movie, too. We're introduced to Sentinel Prime, voiced by Leonard Nimoy, who is equally up to the task of delivering consistently cheesy dialogue as every other Transformer in this and the previous two films. While there are some notable actors in Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and the returning John Turturro among them -- Transformer films are all about the action sequences, which in this film are spectacular.  The story, however, is spectacularly stupid, though better than the last film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Two and a half out of five stars.

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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Opens Nationwide

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The third film in the Transformers franchise officially opens Wednesday.

Shia LaBeouf returns for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, reprising his role of Sam Witwicky.  Megan Fox no longer fills the role of Sam's girlfriend -- she's been replaced by a new love interest, played by British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

In the latest sequel, Sam and his Autobot friends brace themselves for a potential war on Earth that stems from a secret involving the U.S.-Soviet Union space race.  Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, and Frances McDormand also star in the Michael Bay-directed movie, which is screening in 3D and is rated PG-13.

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Megan Fox Axed From 'Transformers' After Hitler Comment?

Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Maui Film Festival(LOS ANGELES) -- When the new Transformers movie opens over the July 4 weekend, Megan Fox will be absent from the cast.

A recent report reveals that the screen siren who got her break on the first two Transformers films was dumped from the franchise after Steven Spielberg ordered director Michael Bay to fire her. According to Britain's Daily Mail, the legendary director was outraged when Fox compared Bay to Hitler in a 2009 interview.

Spielberg is the executive producer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Calls to reps for Fox, Bay and Spielberg were not immediately returned.

Fox was replaced by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntingdon-Whitley.

The 25-year-old Fox had said the reason she left the Transformers series was to pursue other acting opportunities. But Bay recently revealed the real reason. "You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now," he was quoted saying in the Daily Mail.

It all started when Fox gave an interview to London's Wonderland Magazine before filming began on the third installment. "[Bay] wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is," she said. "So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."

"He has no social skills at all," she continued. "And it's endearing to watch him. He's vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he's a tyrant."

Bay later said that he was not hurt by the Hitler comment.

But apparently the damage had been done.

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