Whether you loved or hated Transformers: Dark of the Moon—and some seemed to be unable to make up their minds—one thing seemed certain: You wanted to see it to judge for yourselves.
Transformers 3 set a new July 4th weekend record (sorry, Spider-Man 2!) by taking in $97.5M from Friday to Sunday, a gross that rises to $116.4M when you add in the holiday Monday. And if you count everything the movie's earned since it previewed last Tuesday night, that rises to $181.1M domestically. Count the $217.9M it picked up internationally, and Michael Bay's got to be a VERY happy guy—because Transformers 3 has brought in a total of $399M so far.
Here's how the North American weekend looked:
1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, $116.4M
2. Cars 2, $32.1M
3. Bad Teacher, $17.6M
4. Larry Crowne, $15.7M
5. Super 8, $9.5M
6. Monte Carlo, $8.8M
7. Green Lantern, $7.9M
8. Mr. Popper's Penguins, $6.9M
9. Bridesmaids, $4.2M
10. Midnight in Paris, $4.3M
Did you go see Transformers: Dark of the Moon this weekend? If so, what did you think of it?
(via The Guardian)