Transformers Unfolds To Dominate At U.S. Box Office
Reported by Jay Cochran - 10:15 PM 2007.07.08
Blockbuster movie TRANSFORMERS has proved there's more than meets the eye after debuting at the top of the U.S. box-office chart with weekend (06-08Jul07) takings of $67.6 million (£33.8 million).
The Michael Bay film is on course for securing the largest first week haul by a non-sequel in cinema history - since it was released at preview screenings last Monday (02Jul07), Transformers will have made an estimated $152.5 million (£76.3 million) by Monday (09Jul07).
That figure, when confirmed, will beat the previous record of $151.6 million (£75.8 million), taken by Spider-Man in 2002.
Dropping to second place is animated movie Ratatouille, which took $29 million (£14.5 million) in box-office receipts over the weekend.
Live Free Or Die Hard falls from number two to three with earnings of $17.4 million (£8.7 million), while the Robin Williams/Mandy Moore comedy License To Wed debuts at four with $10.4 million (£5.2 million).
Michael Moore's documentary about the state of the U.S. health care system, Sicko, debuts at nine with $3.65 million (£1.83 million).