While preliminary figure suggests that 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' share North American box office's #1, the final count unveils the real winner.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" bested over "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" at the North American box office in the end. On Monday, July 6, the action fantasy movie from director Michael Bay claimed the crown for a second consecutive weekend, breaking studio estimates on Sunday, July 5, which placed the two movies in a tie with each predicted to earn $42.5 million worth of ticket sales.
Closing the Fourth of July weekend in the first place, the "Transformers" sequel pulled ahead of the third "Ice Age" once the final figures came in. It brought in as much as $42.3 million over the three days weekend to add to the $293.4 million total cume for the North American sales only. After 12 days of release, it has also become the biggest film of the year worldwide with an overall sales that worth $593.8 million.
With "Transformers 2" securing the top slot, kid-friendly "Ice Age 3" has to settle on the second place. While the Sunday estimates suggested that it collected around $42.5 million, the final count showed that the movie featuring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Queen Latifah only reeled in $41.7 million during the Independence Day weekend. Since its debut on Wednesday, July 1, however, it has collected $66.7 million in North American only and $218.4 million worldwide.
While the box office's top slots experienced changes, the rest of the top five at the chart remained in the same position. Michael Mann's crime drama "Public Enemies" opened third with $25.3 million, Sandra Bullock-starring romantic comedy "The Proposal" stayed in the fourth place with $12.9 million and Todd Phillips' bachelor-party comedy "The Hangover" secured the fifth slot with $11.3 million.
Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for July 3 - 5:
- "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" - $42.3 million
- "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" - $41.7 million
- "Public Enemies" - $25.3 million
- "The Proposal" - $12.9 million
- "The Hangover" - $11.3 million
- "Up" - $6.5 million
- "My Sister's Keeper" - $5.8 million
- "The Taking of Pelham 123" - $2.5 million
- "Year One" - $ 2.3 million
- "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" - $2 million