Glee 3D The Movie Hit Rock Bottom!

One movie stayed strong. One movie opened strong. One movie took down Transformers: Dark of the Moon to rule over all others.

And then there was Glee.

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The TV show’s 3-D concert movie not only failed to meet modest expectations—it failed to crack the box-office weekend’s Top 10.

The Glee movie finished in 11th place with a $5.7 million Friday-Sunday gross, per estimates. The performance wasn’t exactly a disaster; the film, culled from footage of this summer’s tour, cost a mere $9 million.

Still, something was off. Glee behaved more like a throwback to the days when concert movies didn’t do much, and less like a contemporary blockbuster à la Justin Bieber and Hannah Montana movies.

Or, to put it another way: It took Glee to make the Jonas Brothers look really big in 3-D.

Elsewhere, Rise of the Planet of the Apes held on to the top spot, and crossed the $100 million mark domestically, while The Help looked like the best-seller it’s been on Kindles, grossing $35 million since opening Wednesday.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 upped its domestic gross to $357 million to become the year’s top-grossing film—domestically, that is. With nearly $1.2 billion in the bank overall, the film had already established itself as the year’s No. 1 worldwide hit.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the year’s deposed domestic champ, exited the Top 10 after six monster weekends, and a $347.2 million take. (Worldwide, it’s at $1.1 billion and counting.)

Two comedies dropped out of the Top 10: Jennifer Aniston‘s Horrible Bosses, which lasted five weekends and came away with $110 million domestically; and, Justin Timberlake‘s and Mila Kunis‘ Friends With Benefits, which scored $53 million domestically, but proved unable to top the similarly themed No Strings Attached.

Final Destination 5, one of the weekend’s other new major releases, finished in the upper echelon of Final Destination movies, while 30 Minutes or Less, another newbie, did OK for an R-rated comedy about bombs, pizza and bank robbery.

And, yes, it’s strange, but it’s true: The Smurfs is nearing a $250 million worldwide gross.

Here’s a complete look at the weekend’s top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates as compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, $27.5 million
  2. The Help, $25.5 million
  3. Final Destination 5, $18.4 million
  4. The Smurfs, $13.5 million
  5. 30 Minutes or Less, $13 million
  6. Cowboys & Aliens, $7.6 million
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger, $7.1 million
  8. Crazy, Stupid, Love, $6.9 million
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, $6.88 million
  10. The Change-Up, $6.2 million

Transformer’s Rock The Box Office!

Shia LaBeouf posing at the Transformers: Reven...

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That movie about giant robots kicking the crap out of each other whileShia LeBeouf runs around with a model in 3D sure is doing well at the box office!

Like, really well.

It has taken in $64.7 million dollars so far! In just two days!

It’s on track for $165 million domestically this weekend, and $350 million dollars world-wide! What the what! That’s so much!

We hear that it’s beautiful in 3D as well, so it’s no surprise that it’s making most of its money that way:

In North America, Dark of the Moon is earning the majority of its gross—or 60 percent –from 3D theaters, including 146 Imax locations, which have ponied up a strong $5 million. That’s welcome news for Hollywood, considering the recent downturn in 3D attendance, and comes after Paramount aggressively marketed the 3D element.

Congrats to those involved!

Couple Alert! Shialena?

Selena Gomez posted a video of what she described as “Best… Day… Ever” on Twitter. While walking backstage she was ambushed by Shia LaBeouf, who was sitting in a makeup chair. A surprised Selena ran out of the room like a shrieking fan girl.

“Hey, nice to meet you,” LaBeouf after he stepped out of the room and caught up to her. “Hey, how are you? How you doin’? Thanks for being so sweet to me. You’re really sweet to me.”

Selena said “I admire you.” They took a couple of photos together, before the scene shifts to Gomez in another room. “He’s so cute. He’s so handsome,” she says.

“I am so embarrassed,” she added. “I walked right out.”

“That’s actually nice and refreshing to see somebody that genuine,” Shia LaBeouf’s publicist said. “Trust me, he likes it.”

Back in 2008, E! Online reported that Selena called out to Shia during a benefit. “Let Shia know I’m available!”

We wonder how Justin Bieber feels about the SOON to be Shialena? I hope he’s much more age appropriate! and more mature! GO! Shialena!