“Transformers” remains #1, becomes top film of 2011

Michael Bay is a crazed lunatic of a filmmaker, but apparently that is exactly what domestic and foreign moviegoers want. Now in its’ second weekend of release, the third installment of the critically panned Transformers series remains number one, garnering an additional $47 million. This marked a 52% drop in attendance over the previous weekend and brings the film’s domestic twelve-day total to $261 million, which makes it the year’s highest grossing film (overtaking The Hangover 2, which critics also hated).

Elsewhere on this weekend’s chart, Horrible Bosses bested expectations by raking in $28 million to open in second, while Kevin James’ Zookeeper closed out the top three with an applaud-worthy $21 million.

Spokespeople for both Horrible and Zookeeper have expressed happiness over this weekend’s take, but no word yet on sequels (please don’t make sequels).

This weekend’s top 5:
1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon — $47.0 mil
2. Horrible Bosses — $28.1 mil
3. Zookeeper — $21.0 mil
4. Cars 2 — $15.2 mil
5. Bad Teacher — $9.0 mil
6. Larry Crowne — $6.3 mil

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