Playing in only two key foreign markets, Paramount’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” from director Michael Bay nonetheless premiered at No. 1 on the international circuit during the weekend, rolling up $20 million from 846 locations.
The sci-fi action sequel to “Transformers,” Bay’s 2007 smash that grossed $389 million overseas, opened at No. 1 in the U.K. ($14.1 million from 517 screens) and Japan ($5.8 million from 329 sites).
The explosive saga of shape-shifting robots, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, outperformed the original’s opening weekends by 71% in the U.K. and 13% in Japan, according to Paramount. “Revenge” is set to open worldwide Wednesday.
The Michael Bay-directed sequel opens in North America’s conventional and IMAX theaters on Wednesday, June 24.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter