'Transformers' crushes box office rivals for 2nd week



LOS ANGELES- "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" maintained its box office dominance, according to industry estimates Sunday, 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.



'Transformers' crushes box office rivals for 2nd week
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.
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Monday, July 11th 2011
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