'Transformers 2' Still America's Favorite Thing to Pay to View

July 6, 2009

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So close, Ice Age. So close. The weekend box office:

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $42.3 million. Continuing our nation's great tradition of celebrating our independence by watching explosions. And robots that turn into construction vehicles.

2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $41.7 million--unusually high numbers for a historical-fiction piece.

3. Public Enemies - $25.3 million. I suspect it could have done better if the advertising did a better job pointing out that, in this version of the story, Dillinger uses riddles to antagonize Purvis, who is Batman.

4. The Proposal - $12.9 million. If your girlfriend dragged you to this, don't necessarily assume she's hinting that she wants you to propose; she may just have very dull taste in movies.

5. The Hangover - $11.3 million, probably paid largely by people with actual Fourth of July hangovers.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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