It’s going to be close folks as estimates now peg Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as hitting anywhere from $190-209 million for its opening five days, the latter number would mean a five-day box-office record for the feature as it added another $36.7 million to its cumulative total with Friday estimates.
Revenge of the Fallen has hit an estimated domestic total of $125.9 million in its first three days and now all eyes are focused on the five-day opening domestic box-office record of $203.8 million currently held by The Dark Knight.
Personally, this isn’t surprising as I can’t imagine anyone not at least being interested in seeing the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on the bigscreen as the film is currently playing in 4,234 theaters, 169 of which are IMAX. So what if critics (myself included) didn’t like it? I guarantee if I wasn’t reviewing this movie I would have been in theaters this weekend to see it even though I thought the first one was terrible. I don’t think critical opinions matter on big dumb fun. I look at critical opinion in more of an effort to persuade rather than dissuade, and open up a line of dialogue, but that’s just me.
While Revenge of the Fallen makes its way toward box-office stardom, last week’s romantic-comedy The Proposal is holding onto second after Friday estimates with $6.1 million, while the Cameron Diaz weeper My Sister’s Keeper opened to the tune of $5.1 million and currently sits in fourth position.
In the third slot is The Hangover with another $5.3 million and rounding out the top five is Pixar’s Up with $3.9 million.
As for the limited releases this week Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker is playing in only four theaters in New York and Los Angeles before expanding in July and opened with an impressive Friday tallying $44,528.
You can see the top ten slots from the Friday box-office just below and Laremy will be here tomorrow for a full weekend recap. Will Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen take The Dark Knight‘s slot in the record books? Stay tuned!
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $36.7 million
- The Proposal – $6.1 million
- The Hangover – $5.3 million
- My Sister’s Keeper – $5.0 million
- Up – $3.9 million
- Year One – $2.0 million
- The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – $1.5 million
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $1.2 million
- Star Trek – $1.0 million
- Away We Go – $510,000