July 4, 2011


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Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuts on the Worldwide Ranking chart at #3, probably destined to hit #2 in a few weeks (between Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Fast Five).

Read more and see the updated Top 20 chart by clicking below.

Hangover Part II and Kung Fu Panda 2 continue to duel, with Hangover $30 million ahead in terms of worldwide box office.  While Panda is $103 million behind in domestic box office, the animated sequel is $74 million ahead in overseas box office. 

Not shown on the chart, Larry Crowne debuted at #50 with an estimated $42 million worldwide (estimated $39 million domestic total and $3 million overseas to date).  Also, Monte Carlo debuts at #59 with $20 million worldwide (estimated $18 million domestic total and $2 million overseas to date).

Year to date, the 63 films released in 2011 have grossed almost $9.7 billion worldwide, with $4.7 billion coming from North America and $5.0 billion from overseas.

Happy Independence Day!

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.