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Box Office: Transformers Pummel Their Way to No. 1

Unsurprisingly, Transformers took the No. 1 spot at the box office over the July 4th weekend. Having opened on Tuesday July 3, ticket sales easily broke Tuesday box office records and then went on to rope in summertime moviegoers the rest of the weekend, taking $152 million over the course of its 6 1/2-day opening, and approximately $67 million for just the weekend. The movie just barely beat out 2002's Spider-Man as the highest-grossing 7-day opening of any non-sequel.

In second place was Pixar's Ratatouille with $29 million and Live Free or Die Hard came up at No. 3 with $17.4 million. In fourth place with $10.4 for the weekend was License to Wed, and Evan Almighty took a respectable $8 million at No. 5.

Opening this Wednesday, of course, is the little wizard that could, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Surely Potter and friends can work some magic on these box office numbers.

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kalaloughary kalaloughary 10 years
Transformers was much better than i thought it would be! My husband was like a eight year old through the whole thing I thought he would wet himself when Optimus prime pulled out the flaming sword thingy. I wonder if I would feel the same about a My Little Pony Movie!
Abby2007 Abby2007 10 years
I love that movie
darkoblivion darkoblivion 10 years
I absolutely LOVED Transformers... can't wait for Harry Potter this week!
hvnly34 hvnly34 10 years
Yay Harry Potter!!!
Sandybfan Sandybfan 10 years
Ive heard so many good things about this. I cant wait to see it!!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
I happy that Ratatouille still made more than $20 million in teh box office. I'm in love with the movie. I also can't wait for Harry Potter. I swear summer movies are brining the kid in me out.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Oh goodness, despite a promise to myself that this wasn't one I would see, I was connived into going to this over the weekend with some friends. I have to say that it had it's amusing witty lines at times- namely between Shia and his parents but for the most part, it was difficult to sit through 2+ hours of robot fighting and there were parts that confused me because you just see metal on metal and wonder where the heck ___ came from. I had a lot of fun making my own quiet commentary to my boyfriend though and turning to whisper "It's a transformer!" about 50 times- which he said was amusing the first 5. I was truly disappointed to not hear the traditional (or even a remake) "Robots in disguise" jingle). The one who had "forced" us to go was the only one out of 4 of us who enjoyed it and even at that was mostly just trying to convince us "Okay, you have to admit, that Camero was bad!" - his girlfriend actually fell asleep for part of it. The ending was ridiculously cheesy and forced us all to make fun of it. It will probably be good for a 12-14 year old boy but beyond that..... my favorite line, from Josh to Shia "You're a soldier now!!!"
miz-vanessa-anne miz-vanessa-anne 10 years
Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for Harry Potter. :O I'm watching it a day early for a private screening on Tuesday.. annd I'm also eagerly anticipating the final book. It's sort of sad that the series is ending. :(
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