'Transformers' hits $300 million

Michael Bay film's worldwide gross tops $600 mil

The boxoffice year got its first $300 million domestic grosser on Tuesday.

Paramount's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" passed that magical milestone after pushing its U.S. and Canadian coin to $299.8 million on Monday.

That same day, overseas boxoffice topped $300 million. So the Michael Bay blockbuster's worldwide tally runs north of $600 million.

Daily grosses remain strong as the Shia LaBeouf-Megan Fox starrer approaches its third weekend of global release. But Fox's 3D animated feature "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" topped the day's domestic boxoffice on Monday, with $$6.5 million to $6.4 million for the "Transformers" sequel.

Looming competition include a pair of comedies set to open on Friday -- Universal's R-rated Sacha Baron Cohen starrer "Bruno" and Fox's high-school laugher "I Love You, Beth Cooper," rated PG-13.
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