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Box Office Updates: Green Lantern and Bad Teacher cross $200M worldwide; Rise of the Planet of the Apes crosses $300M

Green Lantern continues to open in international markets, and the film has finally crossed $200M worldwide after more than two and a half months in theaters. The film’s worldwide total stands at $206.077M ($115.977M domestic / $90.1M foreign) as of August 28, 2011.

Bad Teacher, meanwhile, has also crossed the $200M mark and now […]

Transformers 3 stays in first with $47.1M; Horrible Bosses opens strong with $28.3M, Zookeeper soft at $20.1M

Update: Article updated with final box office data.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dropped 52% in its second weekend as it took in $47.103M. That’s a smaller second week decline than ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ which had dipped 61% in its second weekend and is only minimally below the second week drop of the original “Transformers” (-48%). The weekend gross puts the film’s cume at $261.079M making it the year’s top-grossing film (moving ahead of “The Hangover Part II” which cleared $250M this weekend).

The daily breakdown for ‘Dark of the Moon’ is as follows:

  • Fri: $14.843M
  • Sat: $18.327M (+24%)
  • Sun: $13.934M (-24%)

For comparison purposes, “Transformers” was at $224.010M by the close of its second weekend, while ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ was at $293.356M. At the moment, ‘Dark of the Moon’ looks like it’ll close its domestic run with between $350-375M.

Worldwide ‘Dark of the Moon’ is now at $645.079M with $384M from foreign markets.

Debuting in second place with a solid $28.302M was the Warner Brothers R-rated comedy Horrible Bosses. Zookeeper, meanwhile, debuted softer than expected (and more than $10M below Kevin James’ last film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”–$31.833M) with $20.066M.

Here are the individual day performances for both films:

  • Horrible Bosses — Fri: $9.882M, Sat: $10.392M (+5%), Sun: $8.028M (-23%)
  • Zookeeper — Fri: $7.365M, Sat: $7.518M (+2%), Sun: $5.182M (-31%)

Rounding out the top five for the weekend was Cars 2 in fourth place with $15.212M ($148.832M cume) and Bad Teacher in fifth place with $8.914M ($78.672M cume).

Click over the jump for more selected box office highlights: Continue reading Transformers 3 stays in first with $47.1M; Horrible Bosses opens strong with $28.3M, Zookeeper soft at $20.1M

Cars 2 tops original with $66.1M opening; Bad Teacher a strong second with $31.6M [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with final box office data.

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 overcame negative reviews — becoming Pixar’s first Rotten movie (currently 34%) — to climb to an impressive and original-besting $66.136M from 4,115 theaters this weekend. Not adjusting for inflation, that’s a little more than $6M ahead of what the original “Cars” opened to […]