Paramount pic wins holiday weekend
Paramount’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” won the July 4th weekend race at the domestic B.O. over 20th Century Fox’s 3-D toon “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”“Transformers 2” grossed roughly $42.4 million from 4,234 runs, while “Ice Age” grossed $41.6 million from 4,099 runs, according to preliminary numbers released Monday morning. On Sunday, weekend estimates showed the two tentpoles ending the weekend in a dead-heat at $42.5 million each. “Transformers 2”s” domestic cume through Sunday–its 12th day in release–was a massive $293.6 million. “Ice Age 3’s” cume through Sunday was $66.6 million. Toon opened last Wednesday. Weekend numbers may be adjusted slightly when final grosses are posted midday.