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Monday July 6, 2009 6:20 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Melts Ice Age’s Hopes

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

This was one heated battle that left Ice Age out in the cold.

Only 24 hours ago, and the animated comedy were estimated to finish in a possible tie. But when the final numbers were computed, last Monday’s champ managed to keep its spot for another round. In just two weeks, the Paramount feature has managed to earn just under $300 million.

But had nothing to complain about. Even though it missed the #1 spot by less than $1 million, the threequel had the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten. In total, the movie earned $66.7 million over five days, just shy of what 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown grossed over only three days.

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Although some might have expected more out of (Johnny Depp + Christian Bale + Michael Mann??), the period piece earned a respectable $40.1 million since opening on Wednesday. While the two leads have definitely seen larger debuts, the box office turnout was Mann’s best to date.

  1. Transformers: Rise of the Fallen, Paramount, $42,320,877 (avg. $9995)
  2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 20th Century Fox, $41,690,382 (avg. $10,171)
  3. Public Enemies, Universal, $25,271,675 (avg. $7580)
  4. The Proposal, Disney, $12,857,482 (avg. $4149)
  5. The Hangover, Warner Bros., $11,268,413 (avg. $3670)
  6. Up, Disney/Pixar, $6,521,389 (avg. $2455)
  7. My Sister’s Keeper, Warner Bros., $5,788,327 (avg. $2221)
  8. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Sony, $2,534,228 (avg. $1328)
  9. Year One, Sony, $2,323,843 (avg. $1037)
  10. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 20th Century Fox, $2,043,288 (avg. $1440)

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