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 (28Jun11) and went on to shift a staggering $37.3 million (Gbp23.3 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 (Gbp62.5 million) over the Independence Day weekend (02-03Jul11).