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Sunday, June 28, 2009

'Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen' annhilates competition with est. $200m opening

Thanks to its record smashing $60.6 million Wednesday opening bow, a huge $28.6 million Thursday, another mind-boggling $36.7 million Friday and an estimated $39.5 million Saturday, Michael Bay's blockbuster sequel Transformers 2 looks headed towards $200 million for a five-day weekend, becoming only the second film in history to achieve that mark, following The Dark Knight's $203 million five-day bow. If Sunday estimates come in better than expected, its concievable the two-and-a-half hour actioner could best even that mark, a record once thought untouchable.

Despite being savaged by critics, the critic-proof sequel appears likely to be the top grossing pic of 2009, unless Ice Age 3 (opening July 4th) and Harry Potter VI (opening July 15th) can knock the Shia LeBeouf pic off course.

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