No surprises here. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen easily outpaced the competition at the U.S. box office by raking in an estimated $112 million over the weekend. The film actually opened nationwide on Wednesday, but I think the $112 million figure refers only to the weekend, because IMDB also lists a cumulative gross of $201 million — which is a lot more in line of what a movie of this magnitude would make in 5 days. But I can’t be sure about that. Either way, there’s no question this will be another profitable effort from Michael Bay.
Second place went to the Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy The Proposal, which earned another $18.5 million to bring its 10-day total to a very respectable $69 million. I’m actually surprised at how well this movie is doing at the box office and might end up checking it out.
The only other new release besides Transformers 2 to crack the top 10 was something called My Sister’s Keeper, which stars Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz. Breslin is one of the few child stars I can stomach, and this looks like a decent movie, so I’m going to put this on my To Watch list as well. The film earned $12 million in its debut.
Here’s the complete Top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 6/29/09:
- Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, $112 million
- The Proposal, $18.5 million
- The Hangover, $17.2 million
- Up, $13 million
- My Sister’s Keeper, $12 million
- 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
- Away We Go, $1.68 million