Transformers II Opens To Huge Business

Despite so-so reviews, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is on its way to becoming one of the top five-day openings of all time at the worldwide box office.

The sequel scored the second best ever box office haul for a Wednesday opening in the States, with $60.6 million, beaten only by The Dark Knight’s $67.2 million. Early estimates are that it accumulated another $27 million Stateside on Thursday. In other territories, the film has already amassed a massive $59 million in 58 countries on Wednesday, putting the worldwide tally at a hefty $146.6 million in less than a week. Or, to put it another way,

What do critics know?

So, it may or may not beat The Dark Knight, but trade papers like Variety are still safe saying it's going to be a record-breaking opening… because it'll be the best five-day haul for a film opening on a Wednesday in a June in the Chinese Year Of The Ox that begins with the letter T. Or something.