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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Has Mega Opening

Comstock Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a smashing opening over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, finishing at the top of the box office.

The third installment of the Transformers franchise netted $116.4 million over the weekend, beating out Cars 2, which finished in second place with a tally of $32.1 million.

Bad Teacher ($17.6 million), Larry Crowne ($15.7 million) and Super 8 ($9.5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Cars 2' Drives Away with Box Office Top Spot

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Cars 2 raced to first place at the box office over the weekend, garnering $68 million in its opening weekend, according to studio experts.

Also debuting over the weekend was the film Bad Teacher, which finished second in the box office tally, raking in $31 million.

Green Lantern ($18.4 million), Super 8 ($12.1 million) and Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($10.3 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Cars 2,' 'Bad Teacher' Open Friday

Comstock Images(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Cars 2: In the Disney/Pixar sequel, the tow truck Mater, voiced by Larry The Cable Guy, is caught up in a spy mission as he tries to help his buddy, Owen Wilson's Lightning McQueen, in a high-profile race.  Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Tony Shalhoub, and Michael Caine also lend their voices to the animated film.  Rated G.

-- Bad Teacher: Cameron Diaz is a mean-spirited teacher who woos a rich substitute teacher so she can quit her job and live the high life.  Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel and Lucy Punch also star.  Rated R.

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Movie Review: ‘Bad Teacher’

Ablestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In Bad Teacher, Cameron Diaz's Elizabeth Halsey is a money-grubbing, pot-smoking alcoholic who says she just wants a "boob job," and really, what's so bad about that?
When we first meet Elizabeth, she thinks she's leaving her job as a middle school English teacher to marry her very rich fiance. In one of the movie’s funnier scenes, her opera-loving fiance dumps her -- which means she's forced to go back to teaching.
Elizabeth runs into Amy Squirrel, the goody-two-shoes annoying teacher across the hall, who instantly becomes her nemesis. Then she meets Justin Timberlake's handsome and very wealthy substitute teacher, Scott Delacorte, and decides upgraded cleavage is absolutely necessary if she wants to be in sync with him.
Bad Teacher isn't the funniest movie you'll ever see but this is one of Diaz's better performances.  Her supporting cast, most notably Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith and Jason Segel, also supply an ample amount of laugh-out-loud moments.

Three and a half out of five stars.

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