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Holiday Box Office Review: Almost a record!

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While Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull couldn't quite break the Memorial Day weekend record ($139.8M), it did come close by grossing a robust $126M ($151M) over the long holiday. As the only new film in wide release, it won the weekend by a wide margin. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian fell to $28.6M ($96.6M) in its second frame while mega-blockbuster Iron Man continued to do great business, finishing just behind Prince Caspian with a haul of $25.6M ($257.8M).

Hold-overs staked out the rest of the top 10: the unfunny What Happens in Vegas ($11.1M/$56.3M), the bomb-ish Speed Racer ($5.2M/$37.4M), the surprising Baby Mama ($4.21M/$53M), the witless Made of Honor ($4.20M/$39.8M), the funny Forgetting Sarah Marshall ($2.1M/$58.7M), the tiresome Harold & Kumar ($1.2M/$36.1M) and the fantastical The Visitor ($0.9M/$4.5M). In limited release, War, Inc. had a good debut ($25,350 per theater) while The Children of Huang Shi was mediocre ($7757).