Maybe that MTV Movies Awards preview wasn't "so lame" after all. Transformers 2, a film that is by most accounts atrocious, yesterday had the highest ever Wednesday opening for a film. By early estimates, the robot punch-'em-up grossed $60.6 million, besting the previous record, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's $44.2 million, by a wide margin, and coming within $7 million of The Dark Knight's highest all-time opening.
Just goes to show that... making a ridiculous movie based on a cartoon made to sell toys, and then making an even stupider sequel to that movie, is a good business plan? I don't know what it goes to show. Something depressing.