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Monday June 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Rises Above the Competition

Transformers: Rise of the Fallen

It’s not very often when “loud” and “mindless” are deemed good qualities. But in Paramount’s case, it was a recipe for success.

Over the past five days, did what most films have been attempting all year: It passed the $200 million mark. (Up just became the first 2009 film to hit $250 million.)

While the Michael Bay film is definitely on track to be one of the most successful entries this year (let’s not forget about Harry Potter), the sequel’s opening still takes second behind last year’s topper. During its opening run, earned $203.8 million domestically.

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In just a few more days, two other other films will do its best to get a piece of the holiday box office receipts. starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale opens on Wednesday as well as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

  1. Transformers: Rise of the Fallen, Paramount, $108,966,307 (avg. $25,736)
  2. The Proposal, Disney, $18,578,541 (avg. $6075)
  3. The Hangover, Warner Bros., $17,022,166 (avg. $4829)
  4. Up, Disney/Pixar, $13,061,737 (avg. $3746)
  5. My Sister’s Keeper, Warner Bros., $12,442,212 (avg. $4774)
  6. Year One, Sony, $6,022,444 (avg. $1992)
  7. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Sony, $5,451,107 (avg. $1820)
  8. Star Trek, Paramount, $3,711,968 (avg. $2036)
  9. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 20th Century Fox, $3,643,522 (avg. $1619)
  10. Away We Go, Focus Features, $1,709,313 (avg. $3453)

(You can review last week’s episode here.)

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