After a quiet weekend, the quietest at the box office in sixteen years, Transformers grossed only $36.4 million, including Monday through Friday. Then my brother-in-law joked he was waiting for my review of America, which has done 33 million total. This was made by a convicted felon who illegally coaxed donors, who lost on a landslide Senate race. But wait, there is much territory to mine on both fronts, and both cases prove there are audiences out there, and the audience is more diverse than we may give them credit. Hence the rise of on-demand viewing at home. Transformers proves that people will go in drove to see blockbusters no matter what the critics say, and the latter were not kind at all to the last two installments. Could this one be any better? Different? Any surprises? The success of America proves that there is a right-leaning audience among us. Very much so. Why else would they choose, in the summertime no less, with elections four months away, to be "entertained" by a documentary which we know will pretty much denounce the Obama presidency. Even if we know Obama isn't transparent, as Amy Goodman wrote a while back, there are many out there waiting to pounce on the guy in the press. He might have something in common with Michael Bay, director of all four Transformers.