Transformers: Dark of the Moon managed a healthy $14.92 million on Friday and $18.4 million on Saturday. Michael Bay's latest extravaganza now stands as the highest grossing film of 2011. All signs point to great word-of-mouth for the fighting robot flick. More than 60,000 Flixster users have combined to give Dark of the Moon an impressive 90% approval rating. Dark of the Moon needs to grab as much as it can this weekend before the emergence of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II inevitably takes its toll. Internationally, Dark of the Moon tacked on another $93 million from 9,926 locations in 59 markets for an international total of $384 million.
Summer 2011 has been very kind to adult-skewing comedies. With $9.92 million in the bank on Friday and $10.4 million on Saturday, Horrible Bosses is following in the footsteps of Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part II and Bad Teacher as another successful R-rated comedy. Warner Bros. is reporting that the audience was 51% males, and 64% over 25. The overall CinemaScore rating is a B+, with males giving it an A- and females a B+. Nearly 20,000 Flixster users have pooled together a promising 80% approval rating for Bosses.
Zookeeper was able to grab $7.4 million on Friday and it saw only a modest bump on Saturday to $7.55 million. Sony is reporting that 53% of the audience was female, and 59% was over 25. The overall CinemaScore rating is a B+. Parents are clearly groaning their way through Zookeeper—the Kevin James vehicle currently has a weak 57% approval rating from close to 14,000 Flixster users.
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Domestic comparison data:
Jan. 1 to July 10, 2011: $5,407,210,000*
Jan. 1 to July 10, 2010: $5,893,923,000
Total Decrease: $486,713,000, -8.3%
July 1 to July 10, 2011: $477,188,000*
July 1 to July 10, 2010: $536,942,000
Total Decrease: $59,754,000, -11.1%
July 8 to July 10, 2011: $158,000,000
July 9 to July 11, 2010: $191,703,000*
Total Decrease: $33,703,000, -17.6%
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.