Sunday, July 10, 2011

Transformers 3 Easily Tops Second Weekend

Transformers: Dark of the Moon easily topped the post July 4th weekend, with about $47 million. It is now the highest grossing domestic film, surpassing The Hangover 2's $250 million. Transformers has already grossed over $384 million overseas, making a grand total of $645 million worldwide... on track to give Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' $1.02 billion some competition. Even stiffer competition will come next weekend, as the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise hits theaters.

Newcomers this week, Horrible Bosses ($28 million) and Zookeeper ($21 million) posted higher-than-expected numbers at the box office, despite the later getting awful reviews.

This weekend also shows that Disney and Pixar's Cars 2 isn't turning out to be quite the hit they wanted as it's domestic total stands right under $150 million in it's third weekend. It's also becoming less likely that it will reach the $244 million domestic gross of the original Cars. Cars 2 may post strong overseas which will help recoup it's $200 million budget. Whatever the case, Disney will most likely make more than enough money on selling merchandise and memorabilia.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2) Horrible Bosses
3) Zookeeper
4) Cars 2
5) Bad Teacher
6) Larry Crowne
7) Super 8
8) Monte Carlo
9) Green Lantern
10) Mr. Popper's Penguins
$47 million
$28.1 million
$21 million
$15.2 million
$9 million
$6.3 million
$4.8 million
$3.8 million
$3.1 million
$2.9 million
$261 million
$28.1 million
$21 million
$148.8 million
$78.8 million
$26.5 million
$118 million
$16.1 million
$109.7million
$57.7 million
$195 million
$37 million
$80 million
$200 million
$20 million
$30 million
$50 million
$20 million
$200 million
$55 million

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