Friday, June 26, 2009
Record-breaking opening for 'Transformers' sequel
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" grossed a record-breaking $60.6 million in its first day of release Wednesday.
Just to give you an idea of what a typical movie grosses in the middle of the week, "The Proposal," which was last weekend's No. 1 film, took in $4 million on Wednesday.
The Paramount Pictures release bested the previous Wednesday record holder "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by more than $15 million and became the second biggest single-day opening of all time behind "The Dark Knight," which took in $67.1 million in its Friday debut in 2008.
It appears "Transformers" will be the first (and probably only) 2009 release to reach $300 million at the box office. The top-grossing film of 2009 so far is "Star Trek" at $242 million.
The first "Transformers" film made $319 million in the U.S. during its 2007 release.
For more on the "Transformers" phenomenon, follow the link below:
Record Breaking Opening for Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'