Box Office: "Transformers" Rocket to the Top
Sci-fi saga "Transformers" ruled the box office in North America this weekend.
There is something irresistible about seeing a jet plane flying under a bridge then flipping and turning into a robot. Those kind of images lured audiences into movie theaters this weekend giving "Transformers" a $67 million opening weekend.
The movie has already earned $152 million since the first preview on Monday making it possibly the biggest opening ever. "Ratatouille" dropped to the 2nd place with $109 million in 10 days, and "Die Hard" was third with 84 million, also in 10 days.
Meanwhile, director Michael Moore's latest effort "Sicko" pulled in another $3,65 million and it is on a good way to enter the "Top 5 Documentaries of All Time". Moore already has 2 movies in the top 5, including the absolute winner "Fahrenheit 9/11."
"LOST" creator JJ Abrams' secret new movie about the destruction of New York told in a "Blair Witch Project" style was shown in movie theaters before "Transformers." The movie which is set to premiere in January generated a lot of buzz, but YouTube has taken down all copies of the trailer posted by the users.
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