Box Office: ‘Transformers 2′ earns $201 million its first five days
After opening to an astounding $60.6 million on Wednesday, the PG-13 rated robot mash-up has grossed an estimated $201 million over its first five days, second only to The Dark Knight’s 5-day opening of $203 million. Its Friday-Sunday total reached $112 million, the best three-day opening this summer. IMAX screens accounted for $14.4 million.
The only other new release of the weekend, the Cameron Diaz-weepie My Sister’s Keeper, grossed $12 million for a fifth place in the box office derby. The rest of the top five was dominated by successful holdovers with The Proposal dropping only 45% its second weekend in theaters for a ten-day cume of $69.1 million and a weekend take of $18.5 million. The Hangover keeps on trucking, grossing an additional $17.2 million for a total cume of $183.2 million and third spot in the rankings. Pixar’s Up has now outgrossed Cars, earning $13 million for a total take of $250 million.
In limited release, Summit Entertainment scored big with its Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker from director Kathryn Bigelow. Opening on only four screens in New York and Los Angeles, the festival fave grossed $144,000 for a per-theater average of $36,000. The film was sold out in its four theaters on opposite coasts. It will expand into more markets on July 10.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” $112 million.
2. “The Proposal,” $18.5 million.
3. “The Hangover,” $17.2 million.
4. “Up,” $13 million.
5. “My Sister’s Keeper,” $12 million.
6. “Year One,” $5.8 million.
7. “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” $5.4 million.
8. “Star Trek,” $3.6 million.
9. “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $3.5 million.
10. “Away We Go,” $1.7 million.