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Monday, July 4, 2011

'Transformers' rakes it in

I haven't seen any of the "Transformers" movies and don't know anything about Decepticons (which my spell check and I always think should be "Deceptions"), but didn't the second installment in the series get a pretty awful review? Why are so many people flocking to theaters to see this? The thrill of the summer blockbuster will win over any movie review. (Our own Mark Meszoros gave the flick two stars out of four.)

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today.
1. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $116.4 million ($217 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “Cars 2,” $32.1 million ($24.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
3. “Bad Teacher,” $17.6 million. (Review by Lemire)
4. “Larry Crowne,” $15.7 million. (Review by Meszoros; "Tom Hanks may be a huge star, but he makes a believable everyman" by The AP's David Germain)
5. “Super 8,” $9.5 million. (Review by Meszoros)
6. “Monte Carlo,” $8.8 million.
7. “Green Lantern,” $8 million. (Review by Lemire)
8. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” $6.9 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)
9. “Bridesmaids,” $4.4 million ($7.2 million international). (Review by Christy Lemire)
10. “Midnight in Paris,” $4.3 million.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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