After last week’s spectacular, record-breaking opening weekend, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” fell to $42.5 million, creating a tie for first place with “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” this weekend, according to studio estimates from Nielsen EDI.
Released by 20th Century Fox, “Ice Age” presents the third installment of the animated franchise, which has a following among both families and young adults. Ray Romano and Queen Latifah reprise their voiceovers of the leading characters, woolly mammoths who this time are expecting their first child.
“Transformers”, riding on its first weekend, raked in $293.5 million in two weeks. Directed by Michael Bay, “Transformers” stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a lonely teenager caught up in the battle between two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into common machines.
“Public Enemies”, Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Depression era’s legendary gangster John Dillinger took third place with $26.1 million. The drama directed by Michael Mann has received praise of critics. It portrays the charming Dillinger lightheartedly eluding the efforts of FBI agent Melvin Purvis, played by Christian Bale.
Sandra Bullock’s comedy “The Proposal” was fourth with $12.8 million, while the Vegas bachelor party comedy “The Hangover” continues to find a wider audience than the 18-24 year old males originally slated for it. The comedy earned $10.4 million this weekend, good enough for fifth place as it approaches a $200 million gross in its sixth week out. Final figures are due on Monday.
Box Office Grosses
|1||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)||$42.5M||$67.5M|
|2||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)||$42.5M||$293M|
|3||Public Enemies (2009)||$26.2M||$41M|
|4||The Proposal (2009)||$12.8M||$94.2M|
|5||The Hangover (2009)||$10.4M||$204M|
|7||My Sister’s Keeper (2009)||$5.25M||$26M|
|8||The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)||$2.5M||$58.5M|
|9||Year One (2009)||$2.1M||$38.1M|
|10||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)||$2.1M||$168M|