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‘Transformers’ dominates box office
Robust robots squash ‘Spider-Man’ record
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
With moviegoers transforming the July 4th holiday box office into non-stop fireworks, DreamWorks and Paramount’s “Transformers” scored the highest seven-day performance for a non-sequel in history, clobbering previous record-holder “Spider-Man.”
Pic closed out its 6 1/2 day opening at an estimated $152.5 million from 4,011 screens, including an estimated weekend take of $67.6 million. “Spider-Man” made $151.6 million during its first seven days.
“Transformers” and other films benefited from an unusually hectic July 4th holiday week at theaters, bookended by two lucrative weekends.