The Dark Knight and Quality Wins… Barely


I’m not sure you guys know this, but… I’m not a big fan of the new Transformers movie. It’s not something I bring up a lot, because I feel like I shouldn’t criticize a movie unless I can make one myself and do better, as is fair and just. But I did want to let you guys know that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen almost had the highest-grossing opening of all time, but that The Dark Knight — a film loved by both fans and critics — held. Barely.

? Transformers 2 made $201.2 million over its five-day opening. The Dark Knight made $203.8 mil.
? TF2 made an astounding $60.6m on Wednesday, $28.6m on Thursday, $36.7m on Friday, $40.6m on Saturday, and $34m on Sunday.?
? It also made $14.4m on Imax.
? It’s made $187m overseas, thanks to early openings in Japan and the UK.
? Thus, it’s made $387m so far.
I have to admit that if Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had out-grossed The Dark Knight, I would have found it very depressing. Hell, it still kind of bums me out that a movie with almost zero coherence — but plenty of action — got so damn close. Surely no one out there thinks that TF2 was better than Dark Knight, right?