Another week, another group of feckless movies gets crushed under the heels of the mighty transformin’ robots. Industry estimates has Michael Bay’s “Transformers” (read our review here) raking in $67 million over the weekend, for a total take (so far) of $152.6 million. That was enough to make “Transformers” the top-grossing, non-sequel film of all time in its first seven days, beating out previous record holder “Spider-Man”. “Ratatouille”, about a cooking French rat, came in second with $27 million, while Bruce Willis’ “Live Free or Die Hard” continues an impressive streak with $17.4.
If all goes well, “Transformers” SHOULD break $200 by Tuesday, marking its first full 7-days at the box office. The movie had already muscled up $84 million by last Thursday, so another $40 or so million in two days won’t be much of a challenge.
And what about the Mandy Moore-Robin Williams comedy “License to Wed”? Well, let’s not talk about it. It’s just embarrassing — the box office returns AND the movie.