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'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid I am goiong to have to pass. Fro some reason, the Transformers movies seem to think that gratuitous sexual content is necessary in these films (I believe masturbation commentary was felt to be necessary in the first one). I was embarrassed to take my children. Dreamworks always seems to have a need to educate us on proper child-rearing.