Sunday, July 3, 2011

Transformers Blows up July 4th Weekend

Transformers: Dark of the Moon easily took the top spot this July 4th weekend with an estimated $97 million from Friday to Sunday, bumping its total to $162 million since it opened Wednesday. It also has already made $372 million worldwide.

Larry Crowne disappointed, as it only raked in $13 million, much, much less than expected, especially for a film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. It even made less than Bad Teacher's second weekend... Ouch!

Cars 2 also got pummeled in it's second week as it dropped over 60% since last weekend to $25 million (which is kind of rare for a Pixar movie to tumble that much).

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, however, managed to cross into the Billion Dollar club this weekend. Yes, the 4th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, grossed over a $ billion worldwide. Of course, much of that gross is international sales, as it is the lowest grossing in the franchise domestically, with only $234 million.

There are now 3 Pirates of the Caribbean movies on the top ten highest grossing movies worldwide list, and... now 5 Disney movies in that same top 10 list. Disney is smiling.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2) Cars 2
3) Bad Teacher
4) Larry Crowne
5) Monte Carlo
6) Super 8
7) Green Lantern
8) Mr. Popper's Penguins
9) Bridesmaids
10) Midnight in Paris
$97.4 million
$25.1 million
$14.1 million
$13 million
$7.6 million
$7.5 million
$6.3 million
$5.1 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$162.1 million
$116 million
$59.5 million
$13 million
$7.6 million
$108 million
$102 million
$50.1 million
$152.9 million
$33.6 million
$195 million
$200 million
$20 million
$30 million
$20 million
$50 million
$200 million
$55 million
$32.5 million
$30 million

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