Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen–Whole World Is Watching One Picture?

June 27, 2009–Paramount-DreamWorks' action-sequel “Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen” continued to dominate the box office Friday, grossing $36.7 million and raising its domestic cumulative to $125.9 million over three days.


While “Revenge of the Fallen” is heading for a five-day worldwide B.O. record, box office observers have estimated that its domestic haul over the same frame could be north of $190 million. “Dark Knight” holds the five-day opening domestic Box-office record with $203.8 million. Directed by Michael bay, who also helmed the first “Transformers,” “Revenge of the Fallen” is currently playing at 4,234 theaters, 169 of which are Imax.


Titles for female audiences proved to be solid counter-programming to “Revenge of the Fallen” as Disney's romantic comedy “The Proposal” took second with $6.1 million.  Through eight days, “The Proposal” has collected close to $57 million off 3,058, more than double the B.O. that Sandra Bullock's highest grossing romantic comedy, 2000's “Miss Congeniality.”

The other new release, Warner-New Line melodrama “My Sister's Keeper,” starring Cameron Diaz in a dramatic role,, bowed in fourth with $5.1 million on 2,606.


Warner “The Hangover” was third with $5.3 million, down 37% on 3,525 for a running cumulative in its fourth Friday of $171.3 million.


Disney-Pixar's animated “Up” occupied the fifth place with $3.9 million, down 35% on 3,487 for a running Box-Office in its fifth Friday of $241.1 million.

Indies and Specialized


Focus Features release of Sam Mendes’ romantic dramady “Away We Go” took the tenth spot yesterday with $507,000, seeing a jump in its Friday-to-Friday B.O. of 104% after upping its theater count from 132 to 495. Current figure stands at $2.9 million.


Summit enjoyed a strong opening theater average of $11,132 from the Iraq War actioner “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, which grossed $44,528 from four New York and Los Angeles sites.


Miramax's period piece “Cheri,” directed by Stephen Frears and starring Michelle Pfeiffer in a comeback performance, grossed $111,000 off 76 engagements.  


Sony Classics' Woody Allen’s old-fashioned comedy “Whatever Works” saw a 27% increase in its second Friday with $98,000 from 35 engagements for an eight-day cume of $477,164.