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Transformers 3 keeps box office competition at bay


Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has become 2011’s biggest money-spinner, having now accrued a massive US gross of $261m.

In its second week on release, the Michael Bay blockbuster took a further $47m Stateside, easily obliterating the competition.

What do those figures mean for us? Well, a Transformers 4 is becoming a more and more likely proposition, with T3 proving the franchise’s enduring popularity (with audiences that is, critics still don’t get it).

Rumours this week had Jason Statham pegged as a possible new leading man for the series – in light of these new box office figures, expect more rumours of that ilk to spread like wildfire over the internet.

For those not interested in giant robots smashing each other to pieces, Horrible Bosses debuted this week in second place with $28m, while Zookeeper entered just behind in third with $21m.

Here’s how the top ten looked as a whole…

1 Transformers 3 $47,000,000 $261
2 Horrible Bosses $28,100,000 $28.1
3 Zookeeper $21,000,000 $21
4 Cars 2 $15,209,000 $148.8
5 Bad Teacher $9,000,000 $78.7
6 Larry Crowne $6,264,000 $26.5
7 Super 8 $4,825,000 $118
8 Monte Carlo $3,800,000 $16.1
9 Green lantern $3,125,000 $109.7
10 Mr. Popper’s Penguins $2,850,000 $57.7