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05.29.2011

No hangover for Hangover 2...

If you consider that THE HANGOVER 2 will likely add another $20M to its coffers on holiday Monday, the film could end up grossing around $138M over the first 5 days of its release, which establishes a new benchmark for comedies going forward. The film also grossed $86M over the 3-day weekend alone, which breaks the previous record for comedies held by BRUCE ALMIGHTY set over the Memorial Day weekend back in 2003 ($85.7M). The film could also establish the largest 5-day opening for any R-rated picture, comedy or otherwise, possibly improving on THE MATRIX RELOADED, which made $134M in the first 5 days of its release and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, which made $125M.

That said, if you're curious as to where it fits into the all-time list of 4-day opening movies right now, it's only in 20th place behind many other sequels films. THE DARK KNIGHT still holds the all-time record for a 4-day opening with $183M. I say "only" but obviously the film just had an amazing opening weekend, and that's despite the mostly negative reviews (only 35% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.9/10 average on Movie Fan Central).

It seems as though many of you predicted the success of HANGOVER 2 correctly last Sunday, when we asked you if that film or KUNG FU PANDA 2 would finish atop the box-office charts this weekend (it was 60% for HANGOVER and 30% for PANDA 2). Generally, kids movies have a lot more "legs" so we'll see how both films end up, but for now, HANGOVER 2 was the big winner, even though PANDA 2 also had a decent $48M opening this weekend ($54M if you include the Thursday figures). The original KUNG FU PANDA opened with $60M back in 2008 and ended up grossing $215M when all was said and done. The sequel certainly has its work cut out for it, if it expects to beat that total this time around.

The 4th installment of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise dropped from 1st to 3rd place this weekend (losing 56% of its audience from last weekend), but has now crossed the $150M mark in the first 10 days of its release. BRIDESMAIDS also continued going strong, losing only 26% of its audience from last weekend, while closing in on the $90M mark (remember that the film only cost $32M to make). Finally, THOR sticks around in 5th place and jacks its total to $160M, while FAST FIVE continues to be the #1 movie of the year so far, as it closes in on the $200M mark (it would be the first film to surpass that number this year), and sticks around in 6th place.

By the way, due mostly to the success of the top 5 films below, this Memorial Day weekend broke the all-time record set back in 2007 for this holiday weekend, as it ended up grossing around $280M, which beat the previous record of $255M. Seems like the box-office is back in gear again! It's to note that last year's Memorial Day weekend grossed a paltry $193M. The three films to get booted from the top 10 this week (Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS somehow finagled its way into the top 10 this week -- btw, can anyone tell me how that film ended up costing $30M?) included PRIEST ($27M), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS ($54M) and MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY ($52M).

Next weekend sees the release of only one big film (which is probably enough for now, considering all of the high-wattage movies still remaining in the top 6 below) entitled X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, the 5th film connected to the X-MEN franchise. So far, the word on the street is pretty good on this installment, and I guess it doesn't hurt that KICKASS director Matthew Vaughn was behind the camera on this one. So what's your excitement level for the next X-MEN flick? VOTE HERE!!!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Hangover, Part II $86.5 M $118.1 M
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 $48 M $53.8 M
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $39.3 M $152.9 M
4. Bridesmaids $16.4 M $84.9 M
5. Thor $9.4 M $159.7 M
6. Fast Five $6.6 M $196 M
7. Midnight in Paris $1.9 M $2.8 M
8. Jumping the Broom $1.9 M $34.2 M
9. Something Borrowed $1.8 M $34.8 M
10. Rio $1.8 M $134.8 M

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9:20PM on 05/30/2011
well obviously people wanted this sequel if you look at the results, just saying.
well obviously people wanted this sequel if you look at the results, just saying.
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8:44PM on 05/30/2011
Usually, I would be happy to see an R-rated film finally beat a family film, but NOT in this case. The Hangover: Part II is a very lazy sequel that practically copies the original and adds almost nothing new. Kung Fu Panda, on the other hand, continues the story of the original, develops its characters further, and actually has some deeper themes underneath. Simply put Panda is, ironically the more mature film (I'm referring to a film's maturity level, NOT its age-appropriateness). Box office
Usually, I would be happy to see an R-rated film finally beat a family film, but NOT in this case. The Hangover: Part II is a very lazy sequel that practically copies the original and adds almost nothing new. Kung Fu Panda, on the other hand, continues the story of the original, develops its characters further, and actually has some deeper themes underneath. Simply put Panda is, ironically the more mature film (I'm referring to a film's maturity level, NOT its age-appropriateness). Box office results seem to be the reverse overseas, thus further enforcing my belief that Europeans have better taste than the general mainstream American population, which worships all things immature and inane.
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3:55PM on 05/30/2011
I wouldn't be surprised if Kung Fu Panda keeps going strong at least for the next month and eventually comes even with Hangover 2, cuz if you look at the numbers for Hangover 2, they steadily declined over the course of the weekend, where as they would normally get a spike on Saturday, like Kung Fu Panda did. Plus kids movies hang around longer anyway, and KFP2 is getting great reviews as opposed to Hangover 2's which are horrible.
I wouldn't be surprised if Kung Fu Panda keeps going strong at least for the next month and eventually comes even with Hangover 2, cuz if you look at the numbers for Hangover 2, they steadily declined over the course of the weekend, where as they would normally get a spike on Saturday, like Kung Fu Panda did. Plus kids movies hang around longer anyway, and KFP2 is getting great reviews as opposed to Hangover 2's which are horrible.
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9:10PM on 05/30/2011
lol hangover 2 has already been proven a box office hit so whatever the final gross is means nothing, we all know your hard on for dreamsworks animated films
lol hangover 2 has already been proven a box office hit so whatever the final gross is means nothing, we all know your hard on for dreamsworks animated films
2:26PM on 05/30/2011
Woody Allen and his movies = blah..btw,his latest film now the biggest bomb of the year so far @ a measly $2.8M!? "Bridesmaids" hangin' in there better than I had expected!
Woody Allen and his movies = blah..btw,his latest film now the biggest bomb of the year so far @ a measly $2.8M!? "Bridesmaids" hangin' in there better than I had expected!
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4:04PM on 05/30/2011
Actually, Woody Allen's movie is doing surprisingly well considering it hasn't had a wide release yet....
Actually, Woody Allen's movie is doing surprisingly well considering it hasn't had a wide release yet....
10:10AM on 05/30/2011
kinda off surprised Kung Fu Panda 2 made 48 mil. Was hoping for more.
kinda off surprised Kung Fu Panda 2 made 48 mil. Was hoping for more.
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11:41AM on 05/30/2011
Same here.
Same here.
4:00PM on 05/30/2011
I read a Yahoo! article saying Kung Fu Panda made $62 mil...
I read a Yahoo! article saying Kung Fu Panda made $62 mil...
3:39AM on 05/30/2011
It'll only take Hollywood 6 months to forget R-rated films can make money and we'll be again wading knee-deep through a river of PG-13.
It'll only take Hollywood 6 months to forget R-rated films can make money and we'll be again wading knee-deep through a river of PG-13.
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12:22AM on 05/30/2011
Seriously surprised by how well Hangover 2 is doing,it was a real treat for the fans! Also,congrats to Rio for being the first 2011 movie to spend 7 weeks in the top 10!
Seriously surprised by how well Hangover 2 is doing,it was a real treat for the fans! Also,congrats to Rio for being the first 2011 movie to spend 7 weeks in the top 10!
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11:22PM on 05/29/2011
They should do part 3 in Cabo San Lucas, have Alan get married to some Mexican chick who has a teenage son.....as a precaution, none of them drink, but somehow they wake up not remembering anything again and the son is missing....throw in a plot involving Mexican drug cartels, a Sammy Hagar cameo (Cabo Wabo), instead of a tiger or monkey they should adopt a cockfighting chicken and Stu should get fucked by a donkey.
They should do part 3 in Cabo San Lucas, have Alan get married to some Mexican chick who has a teenage son.....as a precaution, none of them drink, but somehow they wake up not remembering anything again and the son is missing....throw in a plot involving Mexican drug cartels, a Sammy Hagar cameo (Cabo Wabo), instead of a tiger or monkey they should adopt a cockfighting chicken and Stu should get fucked by a donkey.
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11:53PM on 05/29/2011
and the son should be named Carlos, Booyah!
and the son should be named Carlos, Booyah!
10:56PM on 05/29/2011
Im shocked, noone in hell I would have guessed Hangover would destroy everything else like it did.
Im shocked, noone in hell I would have guessed Hangover would destroy everything else like it did.
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9:51PM on 05/29/2011
I absolutely love it when movies like this come out, that crowds and fans love, and critics proceed to shit all over them. Just makes it oh so sweeter when they go on to gross 150+ million. Bring on Part III.
I absolutely love it when movies like this come out, that crowds and fans love, and critics proceed to shit all over them. Just makes it oh so sweeter when they go on to gross 150+ million. Bring on Part III.
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2:26AM on 05/30/2011
Shitty movies can still makes big bucks. Many have like Transformers 1 and 2 and......The Hangover Part II.
Shitty movies can still makes big bucks. Many have like Transformers 1 and 2 and......The Hangover Part II.
5:02AM on 05/30/2011
The quantity a product makes does not ensure the quality of the product.
The quantity a product makes does not ensure the quality of the product.
9:32PM on 05/29/2011
For the first time in years, there is a box-office result that really surprises me. I thought there was no way The Hangover 2 could beat a kid movie. Guess I was wrong. Impressive numbers.
For the first time in years, there is a box-office result that really surprises me. I thought there was no way The Hangover 2 could beat a kid movie. Guess I was wrong. Impressive numbers.
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9:23PM on 05/29/2011
Anyone know when (or if) Tree of Life is getting a wide release? I was hoping to check it out this weekend, but wasn't playing near me.
Anyone know when (or if) Tree of Life is getting a wide release? I was hoping to check it out this weekend, but wasn't playing near me.
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9:30PM on 05/29/2011
June 17th I think, though Im not sure.
June 17th I think, though Im not sure.
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6:30PM on 05/29/2011
HAHAHA bitches, I said in the poll last week the gross was gonna be close to Fast Five numbers & i got many thumbs down. So for a movie thats basically the same one as the first, it seems people still wanted to watch it & plus it beat a KIDS movie big time. Also i think its so lame the people posting in the reviews area saying how bad it is & its the same blah blah, well you people having nothing to say cause you paid to see it obviously. It sucks also to give people thumbs down just for
HAHAHA bitches, I said in the poll last week the gross was gonna be close to Fast Five numbers & i got many thumbs down. So for a movie thats basically the same one as the first, it seems people still wanted to watch it & plus it beat a KIDS movie big time. Also i think its so lame the people posting in the reviews area saying how bad it is & its the same blah blah, well you people having nothing to say cause you paid to see it obviously. It sucks also to give people thumbs down just for liking it also.
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6:39PM on 05/29/2011
YEAH! I showed all of you people how smart I am! People I will never meet in my life can bow down to my greatness!
YEAH! I showed all of you people how smart I am! People I will never meet in my life can bow down to my greatness!
6:41PM on 05/29/2011
touche
touche
6:49PM on 05/29/2011
More like douche
More like douche
10:25PM on 05/29/2011
my thumbs down to you isn't for you "liking it"...
my thumbs down to you isn't for you "liking it"...
11:38PM on 05/29/2011
I guess you didn't get the memo......nobody cares what you think.
I guess you didn't get the memo......nobody cares what you think.
6:12PM on 05/29/2011
Good for the Hangover Part II, I don't understand all the hate for it and I'm happy it succeeds in spite of that. This isn't like Transformers 2 where a sequel makes money and sucks, this is a genuinely funny movie that I guess some people (critics and some folks on MFC) weren't ready for. Can't wait to see part III.
Good for the Hangover Part II, I don't understand all the hate for it and I'm happy it succeeds in spite of that. This isn't like Transformers 2 where a sequel makes money and sucks, this is a genuinely funny movie that I guess some people (critics and some folks on MFC) weren't ready for. Can't wait to see part III.
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6:40PM on 05/29/2011
ha so obvious there will be a part 3 to complete the wolfpack trilogy, the easiest plot would be for Alan to get married but he should be the one who turns up missing & it should take place in amsterdam. I also thing it should be the exact opposite & we see all the crazy shit happen before our eyes, hilarity could ensue.
ha so obvious there will be a part 3 to complete the wolfpack trilogy, the easiest plot would be for Alan to get married but he should be the one who turns up missing & it should take place in amsterdam. I also thing it should be the exact opposite & we see all the crazy shit happen before our eyes, hilarity could ensue.
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