‘The Hangover’ Takes Top of the Box Office
Even though Box Office predictions for the weekend estimated that Disney-Pixar;s animated feature ‘Up’ would take the number one spot for the second consecutive week, when the ticket sales were recalculated on Monday, ‘The Hangover’, an R-rated Warner Brothers comedy, took the top spot.
In the estimates on Sunday, ‘Up’, which is about the journey of an old man via a house floating in the air by balloons, was anticipated to gross around $44.2 million worth of domestic tickets sales. ‘The Hangover’, which is about three men who are searching for an additional friend after a bachelor party in Las Vegas went wrong, was anticipated to gross about $43.3 million in the predictions behind ‘Up’.
This estimate was slightly off, with Monday’s update showing ‘The Hangover’ grossing about $45 million, topping ‘Up’, which grossed about $44.1 million. Now ‘The Hangover’ will remain the third highest R-rated comedy on an opening weekend. ‘American Pie 2′ and ‘Sex and the City’ hold the top two spots.
Coming in the third spot on the Box Office charts was ‘Land of the Lost’ with about $18.8 million, while fourth was held by ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ with about $14.5 million and ‘Star Trek’ with about $8.3 million came in fifth. Rounding out the rest of the charts were ‘Terminator Salvation’ with about $8.2 million in sixth; ‘Drag Me to Hell’ with about $7 million in seventh; ‘Angels & Demons’ with about $6.5 million in eighth; ‘My Live in Ruins’ with about $3.2 million in ninth; and ‘Dance Flick’ with about $2 million in tenth.