Friday Box Office – TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Edges Closer to THE DARK KNIGHT’S Record with a $36.7 Million Friday

     June 27, 2009

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Michael Bay wanted his “Transformers” sequel to be an “event picture” and that’s exactly what he got.  Following the record-breaking $60.6 million Wednesday opening, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” went on to earn an additional $28.6 million on Thursday for a two-day total of $89.2 million – already enough to put the film $10 million ahead of the entire opening weekend of that other “event picture” that had Bay all hot and bothered – “Star Trek”.  Factor in a gigantic Friday of $36.7 million and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is on track to break $195 million by Sunday.  That’s enough to crush the $152.4 million five day total of “Spiderman 2” but is still short of the $203.7 million “The Dark Knight” earned in the same period – but never underestimate the drawing power of Giant F*cking Robots.  With all early estimates for “Transformers 2” now surpassed, a total that bucks up against Batman would not be shocking… sad and wrong, but not shocking.

Title Friday Total
1 Transformers 2 $36,700,000 $125,946,000
2 The Proposal $6,150,000 $56,734,000
3 The Hangover $5,310,000 $171,342,000
4 My Sister’s Keeper $5,075,000 $5,075,000
5 Up $3,950,000 $241,123,000

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