The only movie to dare take on Revenge of the Fallen in wide release, was the Nick Cassavetes weepie My Sister's Keeper, which opened to a respectable $12 million -- almost as strong as Cassavetes' The Notebook, though unlikely to be carried to an $80 million cume by good word-of-mouth. Year One took a big tumble, falling off 70% its middling opening; I guess Michael Cera and Jack Black aren't quite the automatic draw that battling cyborgs are. And The Hangover continues to ride a wave of audience goodwill; it will likely have reached $200 million by this time next weekend.
As for your weekly Up v. Finding Nemo update -- it's still neck-in-neck, with Nemo ahead by about $3 million after five weeks of release. If this weekend's heftier drop-off for Up is any indication, it may be starting to lose a little steam, which would mean that Nemo would get to hold on to the Pixar crown.
The full top 10 after the jump.
1 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Paramount/Dreamworks) - $112.00 ($26,453) - $201.25
2 - The Proposal (Disney) - $18.47 ($6,039) - $69.05
3 - The Hangover (Warner Bros.) - $17.22 ($4,884) - $183.25
4 - Up (Disney) - $13.05 ($3,741) - $250.22
5 - My Sister's Keeper (Warner Bros.) - $12.03 ($4,616) - $12.03
6 - Year One (Sony) - $5.08 ($1,918) - $32.21
7 - The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Sony) - $5.40 ($1,803) - $53.41
8 - Star Trek (Paramount) - $3.61 ($1,978) - $246.23
9 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Fox) - $3.50 ($1,556) - $163.25
10 - Away We Go (Focus) - $1.68 ($3,390) - $4.06
Next weekend: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which should do well (The Meltdown opened to $70 million 3 years ago), and Public Enemies, which may be a little too heady to make a splash, though it certainly has a great cast.