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June 27, 2009

‘Transformers’ rolls toward global record

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is headed for a global five-day box-office record but not a five-day U.S. record, box-office analysts said.

The Paramount-DreamWorks sequel to the 2007 blockbuster Transformers took in an estimated $125.9 million domestically Wednesday through Friday, Daily Variety reported Saturday. It is on track for a five-day domestic opening of more than $190 million, which would fall short of the $203.8 million The Dark Knight earned during its first five days in 2008.

However, Revenge of the Fallen -- which grossed an estimated $36.7 million Friday -- is likely to set a global five-day record, Variety said.

Revenge of the Fallen grossed $60.6 million domestically Wednesday, its first day in theaters -- topping the Wednesday record set in 2007 by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by more than $15 million and becoming the second biggest single-day opening ever, behind 2008's The Dark Knight.