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The Hangover Part II has impressive hold with $30M Friday; $135-140M likely by Monday

The Hangover Part II dropped only 5% on Friday, grossing an estimated $30.01M for an impressive $61.62M through two days. The film’s five-day gross (through Memorial Day Monday) is expected to top $135M and could even hit $140M. That’s an incredible start for the Todd Phillips-directed R-rated comedy which continues to break records.

The two-day gross is nearly twice what the first film did in its first two days (Fri-Sat / $31.79M) and it’ll cross $100M on Sunday (it’s fourth day). The original took 10 days to hit that mark. Here are the current estimates, via Deadline:

  • Est. 3-day Weekend ($87M)
  • Est. 4-day Memorial Holiday ($107M)
  • Est. 5-Day Cume ($139M)

Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda 2 increased to an estimated $13.18M on Friday (+127% from Friday’s $5.8M) and looks headed to about $43-46M for the 3-day, $53-56M for the 4-day Memorial Holiday and a 5-day cume of $62-65M. That’s considerably weaker than the original, which opened on a Friday in June 2008 and grossed $20.3M on its opening day and $22.65M on its second day for a 2-day cume of $42.95M — or more than twice as much as the sequel over the same frame.

Rounding out the rest of the top five were Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in third place with an estimated $10.85M ($124.45M), Bridesmaids in fourth with an estimated $4.644M ($73.25M cume) and Thor in fifth with an estimated $2.41M ($152.76M cume).

Notably, ‘On Stranger Tides’ has added $378.4M overseas for a worldwide cume of $502.8M. Also, Thor is now over $400M ($402.27M) and Fast Five, which placed sixth with an estimated $1.79M ($191.20M cume), is now at $525.60M worldwide and will cross $550M next week.

Sources: Box Office Mojo & Deadline

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