The kingpin of blockbusters debuted last week to ridiculous numbers. Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon now has the highest opening weekend of 2011, a title that previously belonged to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. But despite the big numbers, the latest installment didn’t do as well as 2009′s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which made $108.9 million during its opening weekend. Much to our speculation, Universal’s new film Larry Crowne came in at No. 4 with a poor opening of $13 million. And Fox’s new chick flick Monte Carlo came in at No. 6 with $7.6 million.

  1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon | NEW | Paramount  | Weekend Gross $97,500,000 | Average Per Theater $24,296 | Total Gross $162,225,000 | Film’s Budget – $195 | Week 1
  2. Cars 2 | Last Week #1 | Buena Vista  | Weekend Gross $26,170,000 | Average Per Theater $6,360 | Total Gross $117,101,000 | Film’s Budget – $200 | Week 2
  3. Bad Teacher | Last Week #2 | Sony  | Weekend Gross $14,500,000 | Average Per Theater $4,756 | Total Gross $59,945,000 | Film’s Budget – $20 | Week 2
  4. Larry Crowne | NEW | Universal  | Weekend Gross $13,111,000 | Average Per Theater $4,410 | Total Gross $13,111,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 1
  5. Super 8 | Last Week #4 | Paramount  | Weekend Gross $7,820,000 | Average Per Theater $2,532 | Total Gross $108,356,000 | Film’s Budget – $50 | Week 4
  6. Monte Carlo | NEW | Fox  | Weekend Gross $7,425,000 | Average Per Theater $3,002 | Total Gross $7,425,000 | Film’s Budget – $20 | Week 1
  7. Green Lantern | Last Week #3 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $6,520,000 | Average Per Theater $1,988 | Total Gross $102,212,000 | Film’s Budget – $200 | Week 3
  8. Mr. Popper’s Penguins | Last Week #5 | Fox  | Weekend Gross $5,450,000 | Average Per Theater $1,905 | Total Gross $50,475,000 | Film’s Budget – $55 | Week 3
  9. Bridesmaids | Last Week #8 | Universal | Weekend Gross $3,653,000 | Average Per Theater $2,630 | Total Gross $153,027,000 | Film’s Budget – $32.5 | Week 8
  10. Midnight in Paris | Last Week #10 | Sony Classics | Weekend Gross $3,566,000 | Average Per Theater $4,156 | Total Gross $33,766,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 7

The success of Transformers: Dark of the Moon meant bad weekend for every other film, including the new releases. Cars 2 stayed at No. 2 but grossed only $26.1 million. Bad Teacher was also able to stay on top with $14.5 million. That can’t be said for Super 8 and other films that followed. More than half of the films of the top ten made less than $10 million.

What did you watch this weekend?