It's another case of critics (and me) be damned ... people are flocking to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Here's the news release going inside the numbers ...
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.