Paramount #2 Studio for Summer 2009, Thanks Largely to ROTF

{mosimage} Variety is reporting the numbers that the top studios raked in over the summer. Paramount, makers of astf, saddled up behind Warner Brothers into second place. The strong numbers owe much thanks to the Transformers sequels, as the film made nearly half of the studios' entire earnings!

Paramount's pics took in roughly $884 million, compared to $970 million in 2008. Michael Bay's sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" jumped the $400 million mark over the Labor Day frame. Estimated cume through Monday was $400.7 million, making it the top-grossing title of the year domestically.

To see the exact numbers for WB, Fox and others, click here to read the Variety article!