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Box Office News, The Hangover, Up 2009-06-08 08:30:16

Up and The Hangover Have a Photo Finish at the Box Office


Adults flocked to see The Hangover over the weekend, helping the comedy earn an estimated $43.3 million. However, it wasn't quite enough to bump Pixar's family-friendly movie, Up, out of the top spot with its estimated $44.2 million. Despite coming in second place, The Hangover's debut far exceeded expectations and is "the third best opening ever for an R-rated comedy."

Meanwhile, Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost is being called the first "bomb" of the Summer. The adventure flick, which received pretty bad reviews, came in at No. 3 with only $19.5 million over the weekend.

Nia Vardalos's romantic comedy My Life in Ruins also debuted this weekend, coming in at No. 9.

Up image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and The Hangover photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
seems like the sunday night numbers pushed 'the hangover' over the top. it ended up making 45 million! i thought the movie was AWESOME!!!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I knew UP would be #1 again this weekend. it looks like a great movie, no matter your age. I really want to see the hangover and year one.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i saw the hangover and the theater was PACKED - so i'm not surprised that it did well. i AM surprised that UP did well for another weekend - but i guess that it is the summer season already and there are a lot of kids that have to be entertained .
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