Transformers Nails $372M, No. 3 Opening Weekend

Behind only 'Harry Potter' and 'Spider-Man 3'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2011 1:06 PM CDT
In this publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Bumblebee is shown in a scene from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)

(Newser) Transformers: Dark of the Moon notched a smashing weekend, pocketing an eye-popping $372 million from around the globe and grabbing the No. 3 opening weekend of all time. The third in the franchise pulled in $162 million domestically, but it's proving to be a blockbuster overseas, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The weekend's take is behind only Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($382 million). Click here for a roundup of reviews for Dark of the Moon. (Read more Transformers: Dark of the Moon stories.)

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