|Still from Transformers: Dark of the Moon|
Like its first two installments, Paramount Pictures' Transformers: Dark of the Moon takes the top spot at the Box Office this holiday weekend with $97 million over three days (Friday to Sunday). Opening in 4,013 theatres, the Sci-fi Action Film trails Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which opened with $109 million back in October 2009, but bests the original Transformers which opened with $70 million in November 2007. Maybe this third Film in the Series didn't need Megan Fox that much after all?
Disney's Cars 2 performs well in its second week of release with $24.7 million from 4,115 theatres. To-date it is earned $121 million in North America, ahead of Sony Pictures' Comedy Bad Teacher which in its second week also brings in $14 million.
Larry Crowne debuts disappointingly in fourth spot for Universal Pictures (Alliance Films in Canada), earning $13.5 million. The Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts-headlined Rom-Com hasn't fared well overall with Critics, garnering 34% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.
20th Century Fox's Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy could only manage a fifth-place debut with $7.5 million. Despite a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, CinemaScore has given the Film an A grade.
Easily Woody Allen's biggest Box Office success in years, Midnight in Paris still clings on to the Top Ten in ninth spot with $3.5 million from 951 theatres, just ahead of a resilient Bridesmaids in tenth with $3.3 million. Bridesmaids in eight weeks of release, has earned $153.4 million for Universal Pictures, making it Director/Writer Judd Apatow's highest-grossing Film ever.