LOS ANGELES, USA (AFP) — Transformers: Dark of the Moon maintained its box office dominance, according to industry estimates yesterday, easily overpowering all other comers to become weekend’s top earning film for a second week.
Actor Shia LaBeouf stars in the blockbuster robot action film, which earned an estimated $47 million, bringing its two-week, North American total to $261 million.
In second place was Horrible Bosses, starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston, a dark comedy that grossed slightly more than $28 million on its opening weekend, according to industry experts, Exhibitor Relations.
The weekend’s other big comedy, Zookeeper, opened at number three with an estimated $21 million in sales. Trailing behind was the animated sequel Cars 2, which made $15.2 million in its third week.
Bad Teacher, dropped from number three in last week’s rankings to number five with $9 million in box office receipts. And in sixth place, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks teamed up for Larry Crowne, but could only muster $6.2 million in the film’s second week.
Super 8 dropped two spots to number seven with $4.8 million, while tween flick Monte Carlo brought in $3.8 million at the number eight slot.
Superhero action flick Green Lantern dimmed to the ninth biggest film of the week with $3.1 in sales and Mr Popper’s Penguins, managed to stay in the top ten with $2.8 million.