'Transformers' blasts off with $200 million
By Adnan Tezer Jun 29, 2009, 20:47 GMT
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Unshaken by critics' harsh attacks, Paramount's action sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" rang up $112 million in estimated weekend boxoffice for a domestic cumulative of $201.2 million since landing in theaters Wednesday.
Matched against the first five days of all previous film releases, the "Transformers" tally falls below only that of last summer's "The Dark Knight," which debuted with $203.8 million during a Friday-to-Tuesday span. With another $181.6 million coming from overseas, the global gross for the second "Transformers" now stands at $363.2 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Transformers," produced by Paramount, DreamWorks and Hasbro, hauled in at least $25 million more through Sunday than most had anticipated.
Paramount already had said it plans to release a Bay-directed "Transformers 3" on July 1, 2011.
The weekend’s other wide opener, Warner Bros.' drama "My Sister's Keeper" starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin, bowed in fifth place with $12 million since opening Friday.
Disney's romantic comedy "The Proposal," starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, fell only 45% from its opening weekend for $18.5 million in second place and a 10-day total of $69 million.
Sony's Jack Black-Michael Cera comedy "Year One" fell a big 70% during its second weekend, grossing $5.8 million in sixth place with a $32.3 million total.
Warner Bros.’ “The Hangover” continued its strong run finishing in third place with $17.2 million and a cumulative of $183.2 million.
With $13 million and a fourth place finish for the weekend, Disney-Pixar’s “Up” surpassed Paramount’s “Star Trek” to become the year’s highest-grossing title at the domestic B.O. The film’s total through Sunday was an estimated $250.2 million.