B.O. Untransformed, Potter on the Way

"Transformers 3" lost about half its audience  this week, but it's still getting the bulk of its $ from 3D locations, restoring 60/40 split that 3D posted at its peak, before audiences grew wary. 

Good news for the final "Harry Potter," opening in all formats this week. Also opening, Chris Weitz well-reviewed immigration saga "A Better Life," and the documentary "How to Live Forever." 

The strong summer for R-rated comedy continued, as "Horrible Bosses" opened big, continuing the first-weekend winning streak of "Bridesmaids," "Bad Teacher" and "Hangover 2." 

"H2" was only just displaced as the year's top grosser by "T3." 

No pent-up demand for "Zookeeper." "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks' strange joy-of-downsizing comedy, continued to repel people.