Say what you like about Roland Emmerich's 2012, you can't claim that people didn't want to see it. Making an estimated $225 million worldwide in just three days, the movie may have the ninth biggest opening in box office history.
If the estimates for the weekend box office hold, the movie will also be the fourth biggest US opener of the year (Behind Transformers, Harry Potter and, oddly enough, Fast and Furious - Didn't see that one coming, did you?), with a $65million weekend in the US alone (The disaster porn scored an additional $160million from overseas audiences). Not bad for a movie that started as a spec script (and from a director whose last movie, 10,000 BC was considered by many a poorly-received mess). Guess we can say that that 2013 TV show will definitely be happening, then...
'2012' destroys worldwide box office [Variety]