June 28, 2009
‘Transformers’ a big hit in U.S. theaters
The science-fiction movie
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen proved a box office smash in its opening weekend in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Estimated gate receipts showed 'Transformers,' starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, piled up $112 million in sales at 4,234 theaters.
Last week's top show,
The Proposal, moved to No. 2 with $18.47 million in estimated ticket sales, followed by
The Hangover with $17.22 million and
Up with $13.05 million.
Another new movie,
My Sister's Keeper, a Nick Cassavetes-directed drama starring Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva and Cameron Diaz, opened to a luke-warm reception and took in $12.03 million for the No. 5 spot.
Filling out the top 10 were
Year One, $5.8 million;
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, $5.4 million;
Star Trek, $3.61 million;
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $3.5 million; and
Away We Go, which pushed its way up to 10th from No. 13 in its fourth week in theaters with $1.68 million.
'Away' stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph in a Sam Mendes-directed romantic comedy about a couple expecting their first child traveling the country looking for a place to raise it.
Dismissed from the top tier were
Land of the Lost, Terminator Salvation
and Imagine That."