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“Transformers” topples box office, fans give their reviews

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“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.megan-fox 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.

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