Transformers 2 smashes the US box office

After raking in plenty of cash over here, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen turned its attention Stateside, where it earned $112 million in its first weekend alone.

Combined with its haul from Thursday onwards, it has taken in $201.2 million in just five days, seemingly on course to be the year’s top grosser.

The movie’s success meant that everything else shifted down one, though The Proposal held strong with $18 million this weekend, The Hangover made $17.2 million and Up brought in $13 million.

The only other film in the top five was the only film brave enough to launch against TF2 – My Sister’s Keeper, which made a respectable $12 million.

The top 10 in easily digested chart-form…

  1. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen ($112 million)
  2. The Proposal ($18.4 million)
  3. The Hangover ($17.2 million)
  4. Up ($13 million)
  5. My Sister’s Keeper ($12 million)
  6. Year One ($5.8 million)
  7. The Taking Of Pelham 123 ($5.4 million)
  8. Star Trek ($3.6 million)
  9. Night At The Museum 2 ($3.5 million)
  10. Away We Go ($1.6 million)

[Source: Box Office Mojo ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.