Transformers Strong in China

July 14, 2007–“Transformers” opened in China with impressive numbers: $5 million in its first two days. Paramount's actioner set a record for a foreign language film on its opening day Wednesday with $2.95 million from 550 prints.

“Transformers” may surpass the two other Hollywood tentpoles released in China this summer, Sony's “Spider-Man 3” with a Chinese cume of more than $18 million and BVI's “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End,” which topped $15 million last weekend.

“Transformers” had grossed more than $120 million in foreign grosses by Thursday, led by $33 million in South Korea and $16 million in Australia.