This weekend, Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the box office with an estimated $97.5 million on approximately 9,300 screens at 4,013 locations (an estimated $116.4 million for the four-day weekend). It toped Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for the top-grossing weekend crown of 2011 so far. The Friday-to-Sunday opening salvos of Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were $70.5 million and $109 million, respectively.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon amassed an estimated $175.6 million for its six-day opening ($181.1 million total including Tuesday night previews), ranking as the ninth highest-grossing six-day launch ever. The first Transformers made $155.4 million by day six (including previews), the second one, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, collected $214.9 million by its sixth day. On the other hand, Dark of the Moon’s estimated attendance was far below Revenge of the Fallen and behind the first Transformers by around 15%.
New Movies in Theaters
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon: [Sci-Fi Action, 2 hr. 34 min.] Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Frances McDormand, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, John Turturro.
- Larry Crowne: [Romantic Comedy, 1 hr. 39 min.] Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Wilmer Valderrama.
- Monte Carlo: [Romantic Comedy, 1 hr. 32 min.] Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office in USA
Weekend: July 1st to 3rd, 2011
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon $97,500,000 Total: $162,225,000 Weeks: 1
- (1) Cars 2 $26,170,000 Total: $117,101,000 Weeks: 2
- (2) Bad Teacher $14,500,000 Total: $59,945,000 Weeks: 2
- Larry Crowne $13,111,000 Total: $13,111,000 Weeks: 1
- (4) Super 8 $7,820,000 Total: $108,356,000 Weeks: 4
- Monte Carlo $7,425,000 Total: $7,425,000 Weeks: 1
- (3) Green Lantern $6,520,000 Total: $102,212,000 Weeks: 3
- (5) Mr. Popper’s Penguins $5,450,000 Total: $50,475,000 Weeks: 3
- (8) Bridesmaids $3,653,000 Total: $153,027,000 Weeks: 8
- (11) Midnight in Paris $3,566,000 Total: $33,766,000 Weeks: 7
(#) = Previous week rank, = New Film
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Post author: Daniel Semper