Despite the bad reviews, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN is raking in the viewers and the dollars, pulling in about $60.6 million on their debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is the the biggest Wednesday opening in history, beating out HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX which had an opening of $44.2 million.
It came unexpectedly close to challenging “The Dark Knight,” which holds the records for biggest opening-day gross and best single-day gross: It collected $67.2 million when it opened last year on a Friday. And it squeezed ahead of 2007′s “Spider-Man 3,” which debuted to $59.8 million, which had enjoyed runner-up status to “Knight” in the best single opening-day list.
TRANSFORMERS is truly enjoying their view from the top, and is expected to push all the top spot holders of the weekend down a notch. Other openings this weekend include SISTER’S KEEPER, CHERI, THE HURT LOCKER, and THE STONING OF SORAYA M.