Something like 20,000 people crowded into Moscow’s Red Square Thursday night for the premiere of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Paramount offices were vacant because The Powers That Be all attended. Big overseas premieres are the rage by Hollywood studios right now: in Rio De Janeiro this year, everyone who was anyone at Fox and Universal attended the premieres of Rio and Fast Five respectively there. It all shows a) that studio bigwigs love to spend money on themselves while laying off workers, and b) international grosses are vital:
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