The holiday box office hauled in pretty good thanks to the Transformers third outing that brought in a global accumulative box office of over $416 million bucks.
That far outshines the rest of the box office and although it hasn’t brought in the monsterous $1 billion that Pirates of the Caribbean IV brought it, for a movie only out less than a week Transformers has shown that the franchise of super giant robots is still the stuff that big summer movies are made of.
Following the Transformers movie came PIXAR’s “Cars 2” that hauled in an additional $26 million for a cumulative $200 million globally. It’s performing less than optimum despite media attempts to paint it as a major box office hit. The movie cost over $200 million to make and has now only made that money back globally but not domestically which is a red flag as it’s up against some super competition in coming weeks. It’s survival now depends on overseas sales as domestic sales are sure to dry up considerably as super hits such as Captain America and Harry Potter are due back to back weekends and are sure to gobble up the box office as well as return visitors to the Transformers epic.
Following in the top five are “Larry Crowne” featuring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts which is really under performing and this has Hollywood big shots on edge. Following that movie is “Super 8” which as performed well so far and has really gotten the attention of speculators as although it has Steven Spielberg as producer and J.J. Abrams as director many thought it would under perform but that ain’t the case.
This summer has blockbuster after blockbuster headed our way and the proving ground is intense.