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Ice Age 3 and Transformers 2 Fight to Be No. 1 at the Box Office

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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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I saw Transformers this weekend, and I must say that I was not impressed at all. It took until the end of the movie for it to turn slightly interresting.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I saw public enemies and Transformers this weekend. Public Enemies was So good!
AlphaChickee AlphaChickee 8 years
I freakin' love those Ice Age movies. That sloth just cracks me up. :)
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
Transformers should enjoy its run now. Harry Potter & New Moon are on their way! Lol.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I want to see Ice Age 3 so badly! I'm such a dork for cute animated movies like that.
whoiam whoiam 8 years
for ayone who hasnt seen the hangover i say you must is a great movie that will keepo you laghuing all the time ps u must watch it with friends!!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I saw Ice Age 3 on the 4th. I loved this one so much! After the 2nd Ice Age, I was disappointed that they decided to continue (since I found the 2nd one a bit boring) and I had low expectations for this. However, it was great. I refuse to see transformers. I hate Megan Fox with a passion, and it got terrible reviews. No way would I waste my time.
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