The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part II broke several records, becoming the biggest debut ever for a live-action comedy and the biggest opening week ever for an R-rated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.
The sequel to 2009's The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, grossed an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend and $118.1 million since the film's Thursday opening.
Pirates plunders $90 million at the box office
Because of its early Thursday release, The Hangover Part II ranks behind the latest Pirates as the second-biggest opening of 2011 and the second-biggest opening for an R-rated movie ever following The Matrix Reloaded.
Adding in Kung Fu Panda 2's $48 million take, this was the largest Memorial Day weekend box office ever, beating out 2007's triple threat of Pirates 3, Shrek 3 and Spider-man 3. Kung Fu Panda 2's draw rose to $53.8 million over its first four days of release.
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Last weekend's top film, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, fell 56 percent in Week Two to attract $39.3 million at No. 3; its total take after two weekends: $152.9 million. Coming in fourth place was Bridesmaids with $16.4 million. Thor completed the top 5, drawing $9.4 million — adding up to $159.7 million after four weeks.
Fast Five parked at No. 6, garnering $6.6 million and bringing its five-weekend total to $196 million. In a distant seventh place, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris jumped into the top 10 with $1.91 million.
Rounding out the top 10: Jumping the Broom (No. 9, $1.9 million), Something Borrowed (No. 9, $1.85 million) and Rio (No. 10, $1.78 million, for a seven-week haul of $134.8 million).