The Hangover kept everyone smiling at Warner Bros as the breakout hit held on to the number one spot in its second weekend and soared past $100m in a record ten days for an R-rated comedy.
The riotous escapade kept Disney/Pixar’s Up in second place yet again after it emerged last week that it had in fact opened at number one. An estimated $33.4m raised the tally to $105.4m. R-rated Sex And The City reached $100m in 11 days in 2008.
Meanwhile, Up continued its excellent run to add $30.5m for $187.2m after three weekends. Sony’s thriller remake The Taking Of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta debuted in third place on a decent $25m while Paramount’s Eddie Murphy family film Imagine That flopped in sixth on $5.7m.
Overall box office dropped against the same period in 2008 for the third consecutive weekend, as the top 12 releases slipped 22% for a combined $140m.
In the limited release arena, Sony Pictures Classics’ sci-fi tale Moon starring Sam Rockwell – first seen at Sundance earlier in the year – launched in 20th place on $145,000 from eight venues.
Here Media’s and Regent Releasing’s foreign language Oscar winner Departures added $104,098 from 23 screens for a $334,104 running total. Francis Ford Coppola’s family drama Tetro starring Vincent Gallo grossed $31.300 from two through American Zoetrope.
Next weekend’s wide releases are Buena Vista’s romantic comedy The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds; and Sony’s comedy Year One starring Jack Black and Michael Cera.
Estimated Top 10 North America June 12-14 2009 Film (Dist)/Int’l dist/Est wkd gross/Est total to date:
1 (1) The Hangover (Warner Bros) WBPI $33.4m $105.4m
2 (2) Up (Buena Vista/Pixar) WDSMPI $30.5m $187.2m
3 (-) The Taking Of Pelham 123 (Sony) SPRI $25m –
4 (4) Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (Fox) Fox Int’l $9.6m $143.4m
5 (3) Land Of The Lost (Universal) UPI $9.2m $34.9m
6 (-) Imagine That (Paramount) PPI $5.7m –
7 (5) Star Trek (Paramount) PPI $5.6m $232m
8 (6) Terminator Salvation (Warner Bros) SPRI $4.7m $113.8m
9 (8) Angels & Demons (Sony) SPRI $4.2m $123.3m
10 (7) Drag Me To Hell(Universal) Mandate Int’l $3.9m $35.1m