Transformers 2 Already Setting Records

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens in theaters today, but it already has been setting records with its midnight showings early this morning.

The sequel to the original blockbuster earned an estimate $16 million, making it the second highest gross midnight run after The Dark Knight's $18.5 million.

So why is this a record?  The Dark Knight had the advantage of opening on a Friday.  Transformers 2 is the highest grossing midnight run for any Wednesday midnight showing.

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Don't be so angry.  Second place is still pretty impressive!

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Quotes

What you are about to see is top secret. Do not tell my mother.

Agent Simmons

My father was a wheel! The first wheel! And do you know what he transformed into? Nothing! But he did it with honor!

Jetfire