Transformers sequel crosses $300 million mark in 14 days

MUMBAI: After only 14-days in release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen became the second fastest film in movie history to earn $300 million in US ticket sales, eclipsing the previous record-holder Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, by two days.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, the Paramount Pictures release trails only The Dark Knight in this record-setting achievement.

"Moviegoers everywhere propelled the film to this great success, paving the way for a phenomenal run," said Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore.

2007’s Transformers earned $319.2 million in its theatrical run, and more than $700 million worldwide. The sequel has already taken in over $600 million worldwide to date, conquering several records including: Biggest Wednesday-Sunday opening of all time, Biggest Wednesday opening of all time, Paramount’s biggest international opening of all timel, Third biggest worldwide opening weekend of all time and Fourth biggest international opening of all time.

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