Day 3 of Transformers: Dark of the Moon continues to rack up the totals at the US box office by adding another $33.5 million to its total for $97 million according to Deadline. This is off by 15% on Revenge of the Fallen's numbers but international box office should more than make up the difference since it is doing 35% better.
The reported estimates for the five day weekend US side is around $160M with a first week total of $185M. International numbers not yet available but the estimate there is another $200M for $385M for the first week. The importance of international sales should not be under estimated. For example Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides box office in US was $232M but a huge $756M overseas. While I don't think the disparity will be that extreme for DOTM, I do think that oversea sales will account for at least 60% of its total (compared to ROTF with 52%).
Bay wants to cross the $1 billion box office threshold. Because of Pirates 4, he knew international sales would be critical to that goal which is why the cast promoted the film everywhere else first while letting TV spots do the promoting for them in the states. So far it seems that choice is paying off. Thanks to Winston for the link.