Weekend Box Office – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Tops $250 Million to Become 2011′s Biggest Hit

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As expected, neither of this week’s new comedies came close to catching Transformers 3 on its second weekend.  While Horrible Bosses became the latest R-rated comedy to top expectations this summer, Zookeeper became the latest potential tentpole to fall flat.  Meanwhile, both films combined barely topped this weekend’s estimate for Dark of the Moon, which became the US’s highest-grossing release of 2011 as of Sunday.

Title Weekend Total
1 Transformers 3 $47,000,000 $261
2 Horrible Bosses $28,100,000 $28.1
3 Zookeeper $21,000,000 $21
4 Cars 2 $15,209,000 $148.8
5 Bad Teacher $9,000,000 $78.7
6 Larry Crowne $6,264,000 $26.5
7 Super 8 $4,825,000 $118
8 Monte Carlo $3,800,000 $16.1
9 Green lantern $3,125,000 $109.7
10 Mr. Popper’s Penguins $2,850,000 $57.7

Friday Box Office – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Primed for Second Weekend on Top

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In 2009, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen barely eked out a victory in its second weekend at the domestic box office.  Two years later, its follow-up looks much better situated.  On Friday Transformers: Dark of the Moon took in an estimated $15 million, bringing its domestic total up to $228.9 million in ten days.  Though it still trails the $269 million Fallen had earned at its ten day point here in the US, worldwide Tf3 passed the $500 million mark on Thursday and should pass $600 million sometime today.  In second place, Warner Brothers’ Horrible Bosses brought in an estimated $9.9 million from 3,062 locations for what looks like a weekend total of $26 million.  Meanwhile, Sony’s Zookeeper looks like 2011’s latest disappointment with a first day estimate of $7.4 million and a weekend projection of just $20 million.  Details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Transformers 3 $15,000,000 $228.9
2 Horrible Bosses $9,920,000 $9.9
3 Zookeeper $7,400,000 $7.4
4 Cars 2 $4,825,000 $138.4
5 Bad Teacher $3,000,000 $72.7

6 Clips from Kevin James ZOOKEEPER

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With director Frank Coraci’s (Click, The Wedding Singer) Zookeeper opening July 8, we’ve been sent six clips from the film.  Starring Kevin James in a remix of Night at the Museum (instead of a museum, he’s at a zoo), the pic is probably going to make a boat load of cash for Sony if James’ track record is any indication.  In case you don’t pay attention to box office numbers, James is pretty close to a sure thing.  While many thought Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a joke, it went on to make $183 at the worldwide box office.  Even Grown Ups, which got beaten with a club by critics, went on to make $271 million worldwide.  So, even though you couldn’t pay me to watch Zookeeper, I know kids are going to love it and it’s going to make a lot of coin.  Hit the jump for the clips and full synopsis.  Zookeeper also stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb and it features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone.

New Posters for SUPER 8 and ZOOKEEPER

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A new Japanese poster for Super 8 hit the internet tonight, and based on a quick survey of the movie blogs, people seem to love the vintage Steven Spielberg aesthetic.  The movie depicted in the poster truly does look like it’s influenced by the man who directed E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which was J.J. Abrams’ stated goal from the outset.

To be honest, I’m partial to the new international poster for Zookeeper, which taps into the primal pleasure of watching Kevin James and a gorilla ride a roller coaster together. Check out both after the jump.

ZOOKEEPER Trailer Looks as Terrible as You’d Expect

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There are lots of movies I’m looking forward to and I’m happy when I get to report on films like Rampart or The Wettest County in the World.  But the site isn’t simply about the films I like.  Sometimes I have to report on films that crumple up my soul and chuck it in a waste bin of sadness.  With that in mind, the trailer for Zookeeper has gone online.  The “family film” stars Kevin James as a zookeeper who discovers that animals can talk and that they’ll help him win back the girl of his dreams (Leslie Bibb) even though he’s clearly going to end up with a fellow zookeeper played by Rosario Dawson.  Oh, and the animals are voiced by celebrities like Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone because of course they are.

Hit the jump to see the trailer filled with slapstick and uncomfortable production placement for TGI Friday’s.  Zookeeper opens July 8th, but maybe go see something else instead, like paint drying.

Teaser Trailer and Poster for Kevin James’ ZOOKEEPER

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A teaser trailer/poster combo for Zookeeper is now available online.  Starring live-action contributions from Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, and Leslie Bibb the film tells the story of a zoo caretaker (James) who decides that true love is only a new job away.  While I can enjoy a good tease as much as the next guy/gal, judging solely from this teaser trailer, I can’t help but wonder if James has any lines in the film or if he simply screams, runs away from something, and eventually falls over various objects.  If not, Sony Pictures may have a hit on their hands.

In addition to the previously mentioned cast, Zookeeper also features the voice talents of Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, and Cher.  The film is directed by Frank Coraci (Click) and is scheduled to hit theaters July 8th, 2011.  Hit the jump to check out both the trailer and poster as well as a synopsis for the film.

Sony Pictures Teams up with Kevin James Again for HERE COMES THE BOOM

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It’s not surprising that Sony Pictures would want to stay friends with Kevin James.  Paul Blart: Mall Cop raked in $183 million worldwide and countless tears for humanity off a budget of $26 million.  The next Sony/James collaboration, The Zookeeper, was recently pushed back from October to next summer because the studio thinks it will be a major blockbuster.

Now Variety reports that the studio and actor will reunite again for the action comedy Here Comes the Boom.  Plot details are being kept under wraps.  I don’t know which is sadder: that it has a plot or that it’s considered so mind-blowing that you’re not ready to even know what it’s about.  James co-wrote the script with Rock Reuben and will also serve as a producer on the film alongside Adam Sandler and Todd Garner.  Salma Hayek is circling the role of the film’s female lead.

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