Transformers: Dark of the Moon has become this year’s biggest weekend opening grosser domestically, with 97.4 million dollars collection. Its distributor Paramount Pictures revealed that the sequel beat the 90.2 million dollars debut of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
However, the domestic gross for the sci-fi sequel was down from the 109 million dollars first weekend for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009, reports Fox News. Since its opening on Tuesday night, the new Transformers has garnered 162 million dollars domestically, a drop from 200.1 million dollars for Revenge of the Fallen in its first five days.
Dark of the Moon has also added 210 million dollars overseas, giving the movie a worldwide total of 372 million dollars through Sunday. The movie broke the three-day ‘fourth of July weekend’ record for domestic revenue previously held by Spider-Man 2 at 88.2 million dollars in 2004. But factoring in today's higher admission prices, Spider-Man 2 sold more tickets than Dark of the Moon.