That makes the sequel the biggest grossing film of all time for a Wednesday premiere, as well as the second biggest single-day gross in box office history.
Transformers 2 beat out Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix’s previous single day record Wednesday total of $44.2 million, which was followed by 2004’s Spider Man 2 at $40.4 million, 2003’s Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at $34.4 million and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace with $28.5 million in 1999.
Transformers also earned the second biggest single-day gross behind The Dark Knight, which earned $67.2 million on a Friday.
We smell another sequel around the corner! In the meantime, check out our video coverage from the film premiere below.