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TRANSFORMERS 2 Rolls Past Ice Age 3

Final July 4th receipts has Transformers on top of Ice Age.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 05, 2009

 

While out celebrating the nation’s birthday this weekend, it seems that family audiences just could not decide which movie deserved their hard-earned cash at the box office. In a box office race that was too close to decide yesterday, the weekend's actuals have come in and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has landed on top of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs by a mere $650,000.
Paramount and DreamWorks' Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has officially landed on top with $42.3 million for this July 4th weekend. The Bay-directed sequel is showing on 4,234 theaters so it came up with an average rate of $10,038 per showing and with the latest performance in the bag, the film has a domestic gross of $293.3 million.
Both films had incredible performances overseas as well. After twelve days at the box office, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen has pulled in $298 million in foreign numbers to match the film’s domestic tally. This makes for a worldwide gross of $591.4 million after just two full weekends of release.
20th Century Fox likewise has a reason to celebrate, with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs winning the oversea battle by taking in $148.0 million in its first week of foreign distribution. The third animated installment followed in 2nd place with $41.6 million in receipts. With the film’s domestic estimates currently at $66.7 mil since opening on Wednesday, the studio has a worldwide cume of $214.7 million after just five days of release. A great start for a film which reportedly cost only $90 million to produce.
Following in 3rd place is Universal Pictures’ Public Enemies. Despite the star power of Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, the latest Michael Mann film found only $25.2 million on 3,334 theaters over the weekend. Since opening on Wednesday the film has a domestic gross of $40.1 million. The budget is set at $100 million.
Walt Disney’s romantic comedy, The Proposal, takes home the 4th place spot with an estimated $12.8 million over the holiday. With the film’s first three weekends in the bag, the house that Mickey built has grossed $94.3 million against a budget of only $40 million. If you include the film’s foreign take of $5.9 mil the studio has hit the $100 worldwide mark today.
Warner Bros. continues to hold steady with The Hangover continuing to increase its profit margins. Produced on a budget of just $35 million, the film became the fourth 2009 release to find the $200 domestic mark on Saturday. This weekend’s performance of $11.2 million has the film’s tally at $205.0 million.

Rank
Movie
Weekend
Theaters
Average
Total
Budget
1
Transformers 2
$42.3 mil
4,234
$9,995
$293.4 mil
$200
2
Ice Age 3
$41.6 mil
4,099
$10,171
$66.7 mil
$90
3
Public Enemies
$25.2 mil
3,334
$7,580
$40.1 mil
$100
4
The Proposal
$12.8 mil
3,099
$4,149
$94.3 mil
$40
5
The Hangover
$11.2 mil
3,070
$3,630
$205.0 mil
$35
6
Up
$6.5 mil
2,656
$2,477
$264.8 mil
$175
7
My Sister’s Keeper
$5.7 mil
2,606
$2,221
$26.5 mil
$30
8
The Taking of Pelham 123
$2.5 mil
1,908
$1,310
$58.4 mil
$100
9
Year One
$2.3 mil
2,240
$1,037
$38.3 mil
$150
10
Night at the Museum 2
$2.0 mil
1,419
$1,440
$167.7 mil
$60

 
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has jumped ahead of the pack after attracting double-digit numbers each day since its theatrical debut and it seems unlikely that any summer film has a chance to catch it beyond the upcoming sixth installment of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
 
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Numbers:
Budget: $200 mil
Opening: $108.9 mil

Domestic: $293.4 mil
Foreign: $298.0 mil
Worldwide: $591.4 mil
 
Angels & Demons Numbers:
Budget: $150 mil
Opening: $46.2 mil

Domestic: $130.7 mil
Foreign: $330.8 mil
Worldwide: $461.5 mil
  
Star Trek Numbers:
Budget: $165 mil
Opening: $72.5 mil

Domestic: $249.8 mil
Foreign: $124.1 mil
Worldwide: $373.9 mil
 
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Numbers
Budget: $150 mil
Opening: $53.5 mil

Domestic: $167.7 mil
Foreign: $194.1 mil
Worldwide: $361.8 mil
 
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Numbers:
Budget: $150 mil
Opening: $85.0 mil

Domestic: $178.3 mil
Foreign: $183.2 mil
Worldwide: $361.6 mil
 
Terminator Salvation Numbers:
Budget: $200 mil
Opening: $43.0 mil

Domestic: $122.4 mil
Foreign: $201.5 mil
Worldwide: $323.9 mil  
Up Numbers:
Budget: $175 mil
Opening: $68.2 mil

Domestic: $264.8 mil
Foreign: $35.3 mil
Worldwide: $300.2 mil
 
The Hangover Numbers:
Budget: $35 mil
Opening: $44.9 mil

Domestic: $204.1 mil
Foreign: $61.5 mil
Worldwide: $265.6 mil
 
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Numbers:
Budget: $90 mil
Opening: $42.5 mil

Domestic: $67.5 mil
Foreign: $148.0 mil
Worldwide: $215.5 mil
 
The Taking of Pelham 123 Numbers:
Budget: $100 mil
Opening: $23.3 mil

Domestic: $58.4 mil
Foreign: $4.8 mil
Worldwide: $63.3 mil
  
Land of the Lost Numbers:
Budget: $100 mil
Opening: $18.8 mil

Domestic: $47.6 mil
Foreign: $3.2 mil
Worldwide: $50.8 mil
 
Public Enemies Numbers:
Budget: $100 mil
Opening: $26.1 mil

Domestic: $41.0 mil
Foreign: $5.3 mil
Worldwide: $46.3 mil
 
 
Friday July 10, 2009 Releases
 
Bruno (2,700+)
I Love You Beth Cooper (1,900)

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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TheMovieGuy28 7/5/2009 1:33:11 PM

Damn, I said TF2 would haver just over 304 by Monday...looks like I'm off 10 mill....but hey it's still gonna keep on keepin on...

Public Enemies....looks like the 4th disappointment this summer, after Year One, Land of Lost, Pelham, and now this....

Wiseguy 7/5/2009 1:46:39 PM

I thought IceAge would dethrone Transformers but wouldn't be surprised either way. But Sat. being a holiday I think hurt IceAge more because families tend to plan for the 4th otherwise I think it would've been the clear winner even if close.

Public Enemies doesn't seem to have lived up to expectations so I'm sure they're hoping it has legs. I don't think it does just because the film was so-so IMO. It lacks focus and isn't exactly action packed, but we'll see. I also hated that shaky cam b.s. they pulled for that gunfight scene.

I guess next week I'll be seeing my gay Austrian friend Bruno who should take the crown til HP arrives riding his magic broom stick, hey  maybe they're both gay, they both ride sticks

originaldave77 7/5/2009 2:17:45 PM

Ice Age 3 is under-performing compared to the previous one. Usually Jarrod was good at making such comparisions, *ahem*.

TF2 is a summer event movie, whereas Public Enemies looks like fall fare, with subject matter that appeals to baby boomers. It doesn't matter who is casted.

I think HP6 won't do as good as its predecessor (which also saw a decline). The franchise has become redundant, repititive, and predictable, IMHO, as I have not read the books. 

JarrodSarafin 7/5/2009 2:36:56 PM

To be fair, I didn't put that up because it was a March release going up against....Inside Man. The third film is facing off against heavier competition.

Matador 7/5/2009 2:47:38 PM

Had time to watch the fireworks and watch a movie so I watched Drag me to Hell awsome flick by the way.

As for Transformers 2 hey I'm a big fan but they made there cash now so as they say "moving on what's next".

CaptAmerica04 7/5/2009 4:32:11 PM

Public Enemies was REALLY good.  It's no Heat, but it's still a good movie.  Part of me actually wanted it to last longer, cuz it seemed like they rushed past a lot of good story to tell (just not the bladder part of me).

Still, Public Enemies had no business being released in July against TF2.  With Harry Potter coming next weekend, it's never really going to get a chance.  I agree with originaldave, it should have been a fall release.

So, now we only have Harry Potter to look forward to, and that's about it for the summer, as far as I can tell.  What a crappy summer for movies.  At least next summer we have some good stuff to look forward to!

Wiseguy 7/5/2009 4:39:05 PM

Capt, You still have Inglorious Basterds, District 9, GI JOE?, Holloween 2? Final Destination 3D?, Carriers, Gamer and 9. So maybe no real big budget events but maybe some of these will be good and others will surprise, glass half full.

Still everything since Wolverine and Star Trek is only filler til Avatar at the end of the year.

kingofmovies 7/5/2009 4:49:42 PM

I did have a chance to see Public Enemies and I did enjoy very much.....Johnny Depp as always was very good......I'm glad to see Transformers still kicking ass despite those god awful critics......Harry Potter will do good and yes probably beat Transformers......I am looking forward to Buno  it looks like it should be just as taboo as Borat was......I think that as far as Box Office winners for the summer are concerned Transformers was the last movie of the summer that will generate major midnight lines and opening weekend records......so no more records till Iron Man 2........

TheMovieGuy28 7/5/2009 5:00:27 PM

Sorry bout that last repost....

Wiseguy, the only things I"m really looking forward to actually checking out in a theater is the Basterds, probably District 9, and maybe, maybe G.I. Joe. We're all 80's babies here it seems like we're all gonna see G.I. Joe anyways, right?

And uh, I'm the one who's been saying for weeks public enemies should have been set up as a November/thanksgiving release. The movie would have drawn better, pulled in much more b.o., and would have tided us all until the coming of God...er Avatar

 

Halloween 2 could possibly not suck, the same way Devil's Rejects was 1,000 times better than corpses...let's not forget about Bruce Willis and the surrogates, I think it could provide a sleeper hit...

Wise what's the Carriers and Gamer? I've not heard much or just not remembering...

on a side not, has anyone seen the whole Project Natal/Johnny Chung Lee VR Headtracking 3d stuff? Avatar is going to show how this technology is going to be full 3D render in our homes in less than 5 years....remember Farenheit 451? The hologram tv shows? It's coming people.....it's coming....

Wiseguy 7/5/2009 5:21:21 PM

MovieGuy, I'm sure you heard about Gamer, Jarrod posted stuff about it. Gerald Butler is a prisoner and gamers can use them as a avatars nduring game play. The trailer was up not long ago.

Carriers, reminds me a bit of Stephen King's The Stand, about a pandemic and follows a group of friends and how they deal with it. Starts Chris Pine. Haven't seen a trailer but the synopsis drew my attention. I think it may be pretty good.

The 3D for the home is already moving forward. Video games are leading the way. But I read some stuff where companies are being hesitant about investing in the tech if not enough movies are being filmed for 3D. You need the supply to satisfy the demand otherwise is like having a Formula 1 car and having your speed restricted to 55mph

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