“Transformers” Breaks Records

by | June 25, 2009 at 1:14 PM | The Movies

Despite mixed reviews and complaints of vaguely racist robots on par with Jar Jar Binks, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen not only scored the best midnight run ever for a Wednesday movie (third-best overall behind The Dark Knight and Revenge of the Sith) with $16 million, it smashed the record overall opening for a Wednesday film with $60.6 million, besting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which had the previous record with $44.2 million, and slotting the second-best opening day of all-time, behind The Dark Knight’s $67.2 million. This means it’s on a good clip to possibly beat out the $152.4 million five-day record held by Spider-Man 2. Wow.