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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Wins the Box Office

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Has a Sunny Opening Weekend

As expected, Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the Fourth of July Weekend, taking in a whopping $97.4 million to secure first place (the film has grossed over $162 million since opening last Wednesday). It didn't just win the crown though; the movie also set a new record for the biggest Fourth of July weekend opening ever, and the biggest opening of 2011.

Last week's champ, Cars 2, settled for a distant second with $25.1 million, while Bad Teacher dipped to third place, taking in $14.1 million. Tom Hanks's romantic comedy Larry Crowne made its debut in fourth with $13 million, followed by new teen flick Monte Carlo, which rounded out the top five with $7.6 million.

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