Box Office Review: Still Got a Hangover
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Raunchy bachelor-party comedy The Hangover topped the box office for a surprising second straight weekend as it dropped only 26% from its strong debut ($33.4M/$105.3M). Pixar's delightful Up presented a strong challenge in its third week to finish a close second ($30.5M/$187.1M) while superb newcomer The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 finished third with a slightly underwhelming $25M. After that, it was the dreadful Night of the Museum 2: Jesus, We Suck ($9.6M/$143.4M), the reasonably funny Land of the Lost ($9.1M/$34.9M) and Eddie Murphy's epic shitfest Imagine That ($5.7M). Someone, please stop Eddie Murphy.
Star Trek continues to print money at an astonishing pace ($5.6M/$232M) while Terminator Salvation is actually holding on pretty well despite being mediocre at best ($4.6M/$113.8M). Angels & Demons is killing it overseas despite doing only okay in North American theaters ($4.2M/$123.3M). Drag Me To Hell rounded out the top 10 by stealing $3.8 from evil old ladies ($35.1M). The limited release crowd had a strong weekend as Food, Inc. ($21,000 per theater), Moon ($18,125) and Tetro ($15,650) all opened very strong. War Eagle, Arkansas ($2171) and Call of the Wild 3D ($750) both lagged far behind and should soon vanish.