Director Michael Bay's new blockbuster sequel keeps raking in the dough. According to Variety, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took in an estimated $27 million on Thursday.
The highest five-day gross for a film opening on a Wednesday is Spider-Man 2's $152.4 million, a mark which Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen could surpass. It remains to be seen, though, if the film can top the all-time five-day tally set by The Dark Knight's $203.8 million gross. Some estimates put Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's five-day haul between $160 and $180 million, though some believe it could be even higher.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is playing in 4,234 screens, and 169 of which are IMAX screens, where another record was set as well. IMAX reported that the film grossed $1 million on opening day, a single-day record, with a hefty $24,000 per-screen average on IMAX screens.