“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” seriously cleaned up during its first five days of domestic release. Since opening on Wednesday, the sci-fi action sequel has earned an estimated $201 million, the biggest five day opener behind, “The Dark Knight.” For the weekend, “Transformers 2” raked in around $112 million. So without a doubt, “Transformers 2” is the new number one movie in America.
The “Transformers” series is based on a group of novels, toys, and cartoons dating back to 1984. In “Transformers 2” alien robot-type creatures that can morph into machines, vehicles, and other mechanical objects battle it out on Earth; caught in the middle are the humans. “Transformers 2” stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson.
Last weekend’s top flick, the romantic comedy “The Proposal” still managed to woo enough moviegoers to land in second place with around $18.4 million. Another comedy, “The Hangover” followed in third with about $17.4 million.
The Disney animated 3D film, “Up” came in fourth with an estimated $13 million, followed by the new movie, “My Sister’s Keeper,” in fifth place with around $12 million. This is a family drama about Anna, a young girl who is conceived as the genetic match for her older sister stricken with leukemia. However, when asked to donate a kidney to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical rights to her own body. The movie stars Alex Baldwin and Cameron Diaz. “My Sister’s Keeper” is based on the 2004 novel of the same title by best selling author, Jodi Picoult.