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“Transformers” topples box office, fans give their reviews
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” does not have most critics on its side, but with its $200 million-plus first five days in the U.S. and Canada, the movie starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox has box office watchers buzzing. Read the box office report here.
Paul Dergarabedian, president of Hollywood.com Box Office, said “Transformers” is now No. 2 on the list of highest grossing, five-day debuts of all time. The top spot belongs to last summer’s “The Dark Knight” with $203.8 million.
“Revenge of the Fallen” opened in 58 international markets, and its global box office now stands at $387 million.
Heading into the weekend, Hollywood insiders hoped strong numbers for “Revenge of the Fallen” would transform the lackluster box office receipts of recent weeks. It did — for now.
So, critics? Who cares. A movie like “Revenge of the Fallen” is all about fans, and they turned out in droves. We were out on Hollywood Boulevard over the weekend to get their reviews. Click below to watch a sampling.