Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Box Office: “Transformers” Sequel Knocks “Spider Man” Sequel from Top Perch in Weekend Surprise Upset


The winner of the weekend if “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” It came in at number 1 with $60 million.

Second place goes to “Spider Man: Across the Universe” with $55 million.

The race is a little unfair since “Transformers” counts Thursday previews, which accounted for $8.8 million. On Thursday, “Spider Man”made over $10 million. So there.

Anyway, “Spider Man” now has $225 million banked after 11 days of release. So no one’s sending condolence cards.

Haha, listen to this: “Super Mario Brothers” is up to $570 mil domestic, $1.3 mil worldwide. What can you say?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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