'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Prepares for China Debut on Imax


Third robot film will show on 31 large-format screens, biggest China debut to date.

BEIJING -- One of the summer's biggest blockbusters finally arrives in China on July 21, with Transformers: Dark of the Moon set to show on 31 Imax screens, its largest nationwide roll-out of a film here to date.

Having taken in almost $460 million as of July 15, the film opens wide in China Thursday. Its global Imax gross is expected to surpass that of its predecessor, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which took in $44 million at Imax theaters worldwide, and which was also briefly China's most highest-grossing film ever before being overtaken the same year by Avatar.

No details were available for the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which also has yet to bow in China.