‘Transformers’ Grabs $8.8 Mil At Box Office
By Gregg Kilday
“Transformers,” director Michael Bay’s screen interpretation of the Hasbro toy line, rolled into theaters Monday and quickly amassed $8.8 million in North America.
Those returns came from showings that ran from 8 p.m. on in 3,050 theaters.
Although the Paramount Pictures’ release of the DreamWorks film only played evening performances, its Monday number topped that of the day’s number two film, Buena Vista’s “Ratatouille,” by more than $1 million and more than doubled the day’s grosses for 20th Century Fox’s competing action movie “Live Free or Die Hard.”
Figures for “Transformers” first full day of performances on Tuesday, when the film rolls into more than 4,000 theaters, will be released on Wednesday.