Michael Bay's latest film becomes the first film of the year to crack mega-blockbuster status. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has become the first film to crack $300 million at the domestic box office this year.
Monday's box office figures have the sequel's North American tally at $299.8 million, while the international grosses passed $300 million as well, for a worldwide take of over $600 million. Still, the Monday box office crown ended up going to the animated hit Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which barely squeaked by with $6.5 million to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $6.4 million.
Both films face unique competition this week with two different brands of comedy: Hayden Panetierre's teen comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper and Sacha Baron Cohen's very adult comedy Bruno, which both open on Friday.