Record Breaking Opening for Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’

Michael Bay’s highly anticipated sequel “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” catapulted into record-breaking territory on its opening day in the U.S., earning a staggering $60.6 million in its first 24-hours. The Paramount Pictures release bested the previous Wednesday record holder “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by over $15 million and became the 2nd biggest single-day opening of all time behind “The Dark Knight.”

The film also earned the best-ever midnight run for a film released on a Wednesday, earning $16 million, making it the 3rd highest of all time.

“Michael Bay knows how to make movies people love and we are off to an extraordinary start around the world,” said Paramount Pictures Corporation Chairman and CEO Brad Grey.

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present In Association with Hasbro A di Bonaventura Pictures Production A Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production A Michael Bay Film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro. The film is directed by Michael Bay from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. Based on Hasbro’s Transformers(TM) Action Figures. The film is produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. The director of photography is Ben Seresin. The production designer is Nigel Phelps. The film is edited by Roger Barton, Paul Rubell, A.C.E., Joel Negron and Thomas Muldoon. The costume designer is Deborah L. Scott. The music is by Steve Jablonsky featuring Linkin Park. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material. The visual effects & animation are by Industrial Light & Magic.

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