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Topping Box Office, 'Transformers 3' Sets Biggest Gross of 4th of July Weekend

July 4, 2011 (1:40 am) GMT
'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' posts largest opening weekend of the year, passing 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.

"" comes out unchallenged at box office in its first week. The action sci-fi movie rules the chart with $97.5 million on Independence Day weekend, posting the largest opening weekend of the year. Previously, the record was held by "" ($90.2 million), which has just crossed $1 billion worldwide this weekend.

With such cume, the third "" movie also posts two other significant results domestically. One is the biggest Independence Day weekend, beating "" ($88.2 million), and the other is third-best July opening weekend, behind "" and "".

"Transformers 3", which cost $195 million, is expected to finish the four-day holiday weekend with $116 million, making its six-day cumulative total to $181 million. Still, the latest installment of the alien-robot film franchise will not likely pass its predecessor "" which collected $214.9 million in its first six days.

Other newcomers this week are not as successful as "Transformers 3". "", which pairs and up, enters the chart at number 4 with $13.1 million, while -starring "" debuts at *number 5 with $7.4 million.

The other spots in the top five belong to "" and "". Losing the champion title, the animated movie becomes a runner-up this week with $26.2 million. As for the R-rated comedy starring , it drops one place to number three with $14.5 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for July 1-3:

  1. "" - $97.5 million
  2. "" - $26.2 million
  3. "" - $14.5 million
  4. "" - $13.1 million
  5. "" - $7.8 million
  6. "" - $7.4 million
  7. "" - $6.5 million
  8. "" - $5.4 million
  9. "" - $3.6 million
  10. "" - $3.6 million
*UPDATE (July 5, 2011 06:05 A.M. GMT): When the final figures came out on Monday, July 4, it was revealed that "Super 8" grossed bigger than newcomer "Monte Carlo". Thus, the two movies swapped places with the sci-fi film taking the fifth place and the romantic comedy securing the sixth spot.

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