Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Transformers Crosses $300 in US

Monday Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen cross the worldwide $600 million mark in 13 days and now on the 14th day of release it has passed the $300 million threshold in the United States. A press release from Paramount provides the details.
$300 Million in 14-Days for Transformers Sequel

After only 14-days in release, the worldwide hit "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" became the 2nd fastest film in movie history to earn $300 million in U.S. ticket sales, eclipsing the previous record-holder "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," by 2-days. From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, the Paramount Pictures release trails only "The Dark Knight" in this record-setting achievement.

"Moviegoers everywhere propelled the film to this great success, paving the way for a phenomenal run," said Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob Moore.

2007's "Transformers" earned $319.2 million in its theatrical run, and more than $700 million worldwide. The sequel has already taken in over $600 million worldwide to date, conquering several records including:

-- Biggest Wednesday-Sunday opening of all time.
-- Biggest Wednesday opening of all time.
-- Paramount's biggest international opening of all time.
-- 3rd biggest worldwide opening weekend of all time.
-- 4th biggest international opening of all time.
At the rate the movie is going it should easily reach the $400 threshold ahead of Shrek 2 (43 days) for the second spot. The Dark Knight will remain the undisputed number 1 by crossing that mark in only 18 days.

Box Office Totals (in millions)

*estimate of sales

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