Transformers Comes So Close To Taking Record...

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...But not close enough. Surprising many - and frustrating Paramount executives, no doubt - Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is now expected to fall just short of the five-day box office record set by last year's The Dark Knight.

Box office estimates late Sunday gave Transformers $201.2 million for the five day opening weekend, which isn't enough to beat The Dark Knight's $203.8 million, but enough to make it the second highest 5-day opening in US box office history, and the second film ever to break the $200 million mark in such a short amount of time. Already the third most successful film of the year, it's likely to take the top spot in a matter of days.

Internationally, the film has grossed $387 million.

'Transformers' on top with $201.2 mil [Variety]