Did Bosses & Zookeeper take down Transformers: Dark of the Moon?
Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper performed this weekend, but Transformers: Dark of the Moon would not be stopped. In addition to winning the July 8-10, 2011 weekend stateside, Transformers 3 continues to dominate the world.
Transformers: Dark of the Moonbanked another $47 million this weekend, securing its place as the number one movie for the second weekend in a row. It's showing stronger staying power than its (terrible) predecessor, Revenge of the Fallen; and with less than two weeks in theaters, it's also blown past The Hangover Part II to become 2011's top-grossing movie, with a total bank of $261 million.
In the global market, Transformers 3 seems unstoppable. The juggernaut hit $500 million before this weekend started and by weekend's end, was up to $645 million. The third installment in the Transformers franchise could easily breach the billion dollar mark -- unless Harry Potter gets in the way!
The much-hypedHorrible Bosses performed reasonably well, considering the competition, banking a $28 million opening. That beats Bridesmaids' opening, but not Bad Teacher's. It's definitely a win for Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, who didn't score as high with their last summer contenders, The Switch and Going the Distance.
Kevin James'Zookeeper banked $21 million for third place. Unlike Horrible Bosses, however, it's not getting glowing ratings. That opening beat James' last flick, The Dilemma, and past animal tales like Marmaduke and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, but not his own Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
Cars 2 banked another $15.2 million, bringing its total take to $148.8 million. Sounds like a big haul, but not when compared to other Pixar movies in their third week. In fact, Cars 2 may close as Pixar's lowest performer to date.
Bad Teacher stayed in the top five. A $9 million weekend puts the Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake collaboration at $72.8 million.
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts' Larry Crowne refuses to impress, coming in sixth with $6.3 million. Super 8 takes seventh, with $4.2 million, while Selena Gomez's European girl trip Monte Carlo took eighth with $3.8 million.
Green Lantern stayed in the game another week, banking $3.1 million to bring its total to $109.7 million. With a worldwide take of $143 million, the Ryan Reynolds/Blake Lively flick does seem capable of recouping its $200 million reported budget.
Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins closed out the top 10 with $2.9 million, finally pushing Bridesmaids and Midnight in Paris out of the top tier.
Next weekend will be a whole new game, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 dropping on July 15. The Winnie the Pooh revamp also lands, along with very limited releases of Girlfriend; Life, Above All; Lucky; Salvation Boulevard; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Tabloid.
Box Office Top 10: July 8-10
1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- $47 million
2. Horrible Bosses -- $28 million
3. Zookeeper -- $21 million
4. Cars 2 -- $15.2 million
5. Bad Teacher -- $9 million
6. Larry Crowne -- $6.3 million
7. Super 8 -- $4.2 million
8. Monte Carlo -- $3.8 million
9. Green Lantern -- $3.1 million
10. Mr. Popper's Penguins -- $2.9 million