Transformers Sequel Sets Single-day 2011 Sales Record

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June 30, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

The new Transformers film has set the North American box office on fire after landing the biggest single-day ticket sales of the year.
The blockbuster sequel, which stars Shia LaBeouf and British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, hit cinemas at midnight on Tuesday and went on to shift a staggering $37.3 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada alone in its first 24 hours.

The figure suggests Transformers: Dark of The Moon is on course to break $100 million over the Independence Day weekend.