June 24, 2009
Revenge In Theaters Now
Update: June, 29, 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen exploded at the box office last week, defying negative reviews, shattering Paramount's expectations and leaving several records smoldering in its robotic wake. Michael Bay's highly anticipated sequel bowed on Wednesday, and with a $60.6 million take in its first day, it broke the Wednesday record previously held by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix back in 2007.
'Transformers' went on to make another $112 million over the weekend, enjoying a five-day cumulative of $201.2 million, bringing it right behind "The Dark Knight" for the largest five-day gross in movie history. It's a very close call, as "The Dark Knight" stands at $203.8 million, but so far no one is calling for a recount. 'Transformers' did steal the IMAX record, however, and is currently the biggest weekend and the largest five-day haul that the specialty screener has ever enjoyed.
Source: MTV Music Television