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'Hangover Part II' Is Box Office Champ, Setting New Record

May 30, 2011 (1:57 am) GMT
The comedy film sets a new record debut for an R-rated film by grossing $86.5 million, while 'Kung Fu Panda 2' opens on the second place with $48 million from 3,925 theaters.
'Hangover Part II' Is Box Office Champ, Setting New Record

The Wolf Pack steal the box office crown as "" sitting atop the chart. The raunchy comedy debuts with approximately $86.5 million and draws an A- from CinemaScore, setting a record opening for an R-rated movie by beating "Austin Powers in Goldmember". "This blows everything out of the water. It's pretty amazing stuff," Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman told The Hollywood Reporter. "Moviegoers love all the characters, and they love the story."

"" also opens strong by claiming the second place. The 3-D cartoon grosses an estimated $48 million from 3,925 theaters. Although it has a healthy debut, the action comedy film falls short of the 2008 original, which debuted with $60.2 million.

Last week's champ, "", slides to number three. The pic, which captures the fun, adventure and humor of Captain Jack Sparrow, falls about 56.4%, or grosses approximately $39.3 million.

Also moving to lower slots are "" and "". The comedy movie takes the fourth place by obtaining an estimated $16.4 million, while the God of Thunder film takes in approximately $9.4 million to become the fifth high-grossing film at the chart.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for May 27-29:

  1. "" - $86.5 million
  2. "" - $48 million
  3. "" - $39.3 million
  4. "" - $16.4 million
  5. "" - $9.4 million
  6. "" - $6.6 million
  7. "" - $1.9 million
  8. "" - $1.9 million
  9. "" - $1.8 million
  10. "" - $1.8 million

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