Studio Estimates (June 12-14):
1. The Hangover – $33.4 million
2. Up – $30.5 million
3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – $25 million
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $9.6 million
5. Land of the Lost – $9.2 million
For a second straight weekend, The Hangover topped the box office thanks to a very strong word-of-mouth and weak new releases (whose combined grosses didn’t match The Hangover’s $33.4 million). Up had another strong total for its third weekend with $30.5 million (with a current cumulative gross of $187 million). Third in the box office was the Denzel Washington and John Travolta remake, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with $25 million. The Eddie Murphy family/fantasy movie, Imagine This, bombed this weekend with $5.7 million, which landed them at #6.
As for our predictions, Sheehan was the most accurate by guessing all of the Top 5 films, with top three in order. And his gross estimates were almost exactly on the mark. Kudos.
Check back on Friday for our new predictions when two new comedies hit the theaters: the romantic comedy, The Proposal, and the adventure comedy, Year One.