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Both Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had stellar holiday weekends at the box office, with Ice Age taking in a record amount internationally for an animated movie and Transformers becoming "the year's domestic B.O. champ." The dinosaurs just edged out the robots, however, as Ice Age took in an estimated $67.5 million over the five day holiday weekend and Transformers ended up with $65 million. At the end of the weekend, both movies claimed the same total for the normal three-day weekend take: $42.5 million. Still, Transformers is now officially the most profitable movie of 2009:

Revenge of the Fallen lit up the holiday box office frame by becoming the highest-grossing pic of the year, with a domestic cume of $293.5 million in its 12th day in release. The only film to have amassed a higher gross in such a short time is The Dark Knight.

Johnny Depp's gangster movie Public Enemies opened last Wednesday and brought in $41 million domestically over its first five days, landing in third place at the box office. The Proposal and The Hangover took fourth and fifth place respectively.

Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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