Transformers eke out win over Ice Age

July 7, 2009 7:38:20 AM PDT
Giant robots defeated dinosaurs and woolly mammoths at the weekend box office. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" finished the Fourth of July weekend in first place again with $42.3 million, according to distributor Paramount.

That put the "Transformers" sequel narrowly ahead of 20th Century Fox's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," which took in $41.7 million over the weekend.

Based on estimated revenues Sunday, the two movies had been in a tie for the No. 1 spot with $42.5 million each. "Transformers" pulled ahead once final receipts were counted Monday.

The blockbuster sequel about the shape-shifting robots has climbed to $293.4 million domestically in just 12 days. Worldwide, the movie has taken in $593.8 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by

1. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," Paramount, $42,320,877, 4,234 locations, $9,995 average, $293,355,885, two weeks.

2. "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," Fox, $41,690,382, 4,099 locations, $10,171 average, $66,732,868, one week.

3. "Public Enemies," Universal, $25,271,675, 3,334 locations, $7,580 average, $40,141,080, one week.

4. "The Proposal," Disney, $12,857,482, 3,099 locations, $4,149 average, $94,335,111, three weeks.

5. "The Hangover," Warner Bros., $11,268,413, 3,070 locations, $3,670 average, $205,038,233, five weeks.

6. "Up," Disney, $6,521,389, 2,656 locations, $2,455 average, $264,816,694, six weeks.

7. "My Sister's Keeper," Warner Bros., $5,788,327, 2,606 locations, $2,221 average, $26,518,582, two weeks.

8. "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," Sony, $2,534,228, 1,908 locations, $1,328 average, $58,508,070, four weeks.

9. "Year One," Sony, $2,323,843, 2,240 locations, $1,037 average, $38,304,392, three weeks.

10. "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," Fox, $2,043,288, 1,419 locations, $1,440 average, $167,706,959, seven weeks.

11. "Star Trek," Paramount, $1,769,967, 1,148 locations, $1,542 average, $249,838,139, nine weeks.

12. "Away We Go," Focus, $1,098,212, 506 locations, $2,170 average, $6,077,303, five weeks.

13. "Whatever Works," Sony Pictures Classics, $960,061, 353 locations, $2,720 average, $1,911,011, three weeks.

14. "Kambakkht Ishq," Eros, $768,542, 100 locations, $7,685 average, $768,542, one week.

15. "Cheri," Miramax, $388,994, 140 locations, $2,779 average, $1,023,909, two weeks.

16. "Land of the Lost," Universal, $306,025, 385 locations, $795 average, $47,622,470, five weeks.

17. "Terminator Salvation," Warner Bros., $296,372, 311 locations, $953 average, $122,678,310, seven weeks.

18. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Fox, $296,352, 303 locations, $978 average, $178,341,745, 10 weeks.

19. "Imagine That," Paramount, $278,244, 409 locations, $680 average, $14,780,593, four weeks.

20. "Under the Sea," Warner Bros., $266,728, 38 locations, $7,019 average, $11,632,367, 21 weeks.


Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.

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