The more explosions in a Michael Bay movie, the more money it makes
Pretty much what we all knew to be true has been proven. The more explosions in a Michael Bay movie, the more money it makes.
Someone actually sat down and watched every single Michael Bay movie, logging each and every explosion during the film. That person may or may not be in a padded room somewhere smearing peanut butter on their face but they remained sane long enough to correlate the number of explosions with box office returns. And, no surprise here, the more boom, the more bucks.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is Michael Bay's highest grossing film to date. The film also featured a whopping 283 explosions. THE ISLAND, on the other end of the spectrum, was Bay's least successful film and only featured 16 explosions. Bay's upcoming film, PAIN & GAIN, will feature no explosions and if this corollary is to be believed, may open to an audience of 6 people.
So what does this all mean? We love our Bayhem apparently (even though we may hate ourselves for it). This is what Michael Bay does and he does it extremely well. Never change, Michael Bay. Hollywood needs you. BOOM.