Transformers debut at number 2 at the UK box office taking £8.6 million, that's just over $17 million dollars. This is on top of the previously reported £3 million ($6 million) during the preview weekend. Also, because of this and the other international takings, Transformers has now passed the $500 million gross mark, Box Office Mojo will probably reflect this sometime towards the end of the week as they are some way behind the true international figures. Paramount Pictures UK are very pleased with how Transformers opened last weekend, especially since it beat Harry Potter into third place (it was expected that Transformers would open in third place). They still expect it to go on and out-gross The Simpsons by the end of its run. I'll keep everyone up-to-date with news from Paramount Pictures UK, as we hear first though our contacts there.