Paramount Pictures Release Grosses $60.6 Million Wednesday

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 25, 2009) – 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.