$300 Million in 14-Days for Transformers Sequel

Jul 08, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff

Milestone achieved in record time

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.


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