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The more explosions in a Michael Bay movie, the more money it makes

11.04.2011

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.

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4:33PM on 11/04/2011

"destructive dick-hardening fireballs!"

'Nuff Said

*shout-out to ActionFan81*
'Nuff Said

*shout-out to ActionFan81*
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6:35PM on 11/04/2011
thanks bro! :D
thanks bro! :D
2:20PM on 11/04/2011

Hmmmmm....

Although I did enjoy this article, and do see the angle here, there is a slight misrepresentation. Aside from The Island & Bad Boys 2, the scale of these movies going from less BOOM to more BOOM goes really in the order that they were released, with Bad Boys being first & Transformers 3(D) being most recent. What I'm getting at, is that the reason behind the increase of revenue is the increase of the ticket sales over the years. If Transformers came out before Bad Boys, do you honestly think
Although I did enjoy this article, and do see the angle here, there is a slight misrepresentation. Aside from The Island & Bad Boys 2, the scale of these movies going from less BOOM to more BOOM goes really in the order that they were released, with Bad Boys being first & Transformers 3(D) being most recent. What I'm getting at, is that the reason behind the increase of revenue is the increase of the ticket sales over the years. If Transformers came out before Bad Boys, do you honestly think it would be as high on the scale? Think about it.
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5:42PM on 11/04/2011
There may have been an increase in ticket prices in the last 16 years but there has also been an increase in distractions as well.

Home theater wasn't as prevalent, pirating wasn't an issue, DVD was pretty new, and there wasn't a million streaming services available to average consumers, competing for disposable income dollars.

It actually kind of evens out in the end.
There may have been an increase in ticket prices in the last 16 years but there has also been an increase in distractions as well.

Home theater wasn't as prevalent, pirating wasn't an issue, DVD was pretty new, and there wasn't a million streaming services available to average consumers, competing for disposable income dollars.

It actually kind of evens out in the end.
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1:50PM on 11/04/2011
I laughed pretty hard at the statement "and it only featured 16 explosions."
I laughed pretty hard at the statement "and it only featured 16 explosions."
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11:24AM on 11/04/2011

Inverted Graph

I feel like if you added a graph for "Quality of Films" it would be almost perfectly inverted.
I feel like if you added a graph for "Quality of Films" it would be almost perfectly inverted.
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11:11AM on 11/04/2011

(exaggerated English accent) I'm afraid I don agree

I applaud this lonely loser who took the trouble to count the destructive dick-hardening fireballs.
Not to start a geek war but however, I don't fully agree with this analysis coz in a Michael Bay movie they're other factors which come into play, most notable cars & women; I don't have my own graph so I'll use his.

BadBoys: women, Tea Leoni, cars; porsche911

The Rock; women, can't remember her face, cars; Hummer & corvette

Armageddon; women, Liv Tyler & some hot strippers;
I applaud this lonely loser who took the trouble to count the destructive dick-hardening fireballs.
Not to start a geek war but however, I don't fully agree with this analysis coz in a Michael Bay movie they're other factors which come into play, most notable cars & women; I don't have my own graph so I'll use his.

BadBoys: women, Tea Leoni, cars; porsche911

The Rock; women, can't remember her face, cars; Hummer & corvette

Armageddon; women, Liv Tyler & some hot strippers; PorscheBocster (if i'm not mistaken), some cool SUVs

Pearl Habor; Women; Kate Beckinsale, cars; none (made up for it with a fuckstorm of explosions)

The Island; women, ScaJo and no one else, cars; can't remember the make but it was the ONLY hot one

Tranformers 1-3 women; Megan Fox except part3; cars; [Insert: next year's (concept) model]

So there you go. Oh wait! I FORGOT another factor... Firepower! If that guy is up to it, let him count the guns in every movie and I'm SURE the graph will be the same.
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4:09PM on 11/04/2011
That's a lot of incoherent rambling there. Why aren't you cast in a Bay film?
That's a lot of incoherent rambling there. Why aren't you cast in a Bay film?
4:31PM on 11/04/2011
Nice! I'm giving you a thumbs-up simply for the "dick-hardening fireballs" quote alone! LOL
Nice! I'm giving you a thumbs-up simply for the "dick-hardening fireballs" quote alone! LOL
6:32PM on 11/04/2011
@horrorfan23, I also wonder :)
@horrorfan23, I also wonder :)
8:01PM on 11/04/2011
I bet Bay dresses up his women as explosives in order to get turned on.
I bet Bay dresses up his women as explosives in order to get turned on.
10:06AM on 11/04/2011
Cant argue with math.
Cant argue with math.
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11:25AM on 11/04/2011
numbers can be manipulated ;)
numbers can be manipulated ;)
10:04AM on 11/04/2011
Come to think of this, this chart is true and accurate for Booooom-ratio. Go, Bayhem!
Come to think of this, this chart is true and accurate for Booooom-ratio. Go, Bayhem!
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9:49AM on 11/04/2011
Bayhem forever!
Bayhem forever!
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