Transformers Dark of the Moon

After debuting with over $115 million last weekend, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is back on top for the second weekend in a row, ruling the 2011 box office with as the biggest hit this year.

The Paramount Pictures, sci-fi smash — starring Shia LaBeouf — remained #1 with $47 million this weekend, bringing its domestic draw to $261 million, putting it past “The Hangover Part II” for the biggest film this year.

Debuting #2 this weekend was the Warner Bros. comedy, “Horrible Bosses” featuring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as bumblers plotting against their nasty supervisors. It pulled in $28.1 million.

And, opening at #3 with $21 million was Sony Pictures’ family tale “Zookeeper,” in which Kevin James plays an animal tender who gets romantic advice from the talking critters in his care.

“Cars 2″ fell to #4 in its third weekend, pulling in another $15.2 million to put it at over $148 million so far; and to close out the top five was Cameron Diaz’ “Bad Teacher” with $9 million.

According to box-office tracker Hollywood.com, domestic business dipped overall, with revenues totaling $158 million, down 18 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Despicable Me” led with a $56.4 million debut.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of the latest “Harry Potter” installment “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” and the animated “Winnie The Pooh.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $47 million.
2. “Horrible Bosses,” $28.1 million.
3. “Zookeeper,” $21 million.
4. “Cars 2,” $15.2 million.
5. “Bad Teacher,” $9 million.
6. “Larry Crowne,” $6.3 million.
7. “Super 8,” $4.8 million.
8. “Monte Carlo,” $3.8 million.
9. “Green Lantern,” $3.1 million.
10. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” $2.9 million.


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