Bad Movies Still Dominate the Box Office

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Transformers 2 beat Ice Age 3 to hold on for a second week at the top of the Box Office. The top 3 films of the week, Transformers 2, Ice Age 3, and Public Enemies have ascending Rotten Tomatoes scores, showing that Americans still don’t care what the critics say and go for what they want to see at the movies.

The good news is that Moon and Whatever Works had huge per theatre averages as they each expanded this weekend and Up became Pixar’s second highest grossing movie ever.

Here are the Box Office actuals from Box Office Mojo:

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1) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2nd week – 4,234 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $42.32 million | Average: $9,995 | Overall Gross: $293.36 million

2) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Opening – 4,099 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $41.69 million | Average: $10,171 | Overall Gross: $66.73 million

3) Public Enemies (Opening – 3,334 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $25.27 million | Average: $7,580 | Overall Gross: $40.14 million

4) The Proposal (3rd week – 3,099 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $12.86 million | Average: $4,149 | Overall Gross: $94.34 million

5) The Hangover (5th week – 3,070 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $11.27 million | Average: $3,670 | Overall Gross: $205.04 million

6) Up (6th week – 2,656 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $6.52 million | Average: $2,455 | Overall Gross: $264.82 million

7) My Sister’s Keeper (2nd week – 2,606 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $5.79 million | Average: $2,221 | Overall Gross: $26.52 million

8) The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (4th week – 1,908 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $2.53 million | Average: $1,328 | Overall Gross: $58.51 million

9) Year One (3rd week – 2,240 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $2.32 million | Average: $1,037 | Overall Gross: $38.3 million

10) Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7th week – 1,419 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $2.04 million| Average: $1,440 | Overall Gross: $167.71 million

Look for Transformers to hang on for a third week next week while Bruno opens in 2nd or 3rd.

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