Sunday, June 7, 2009

Box Office Update: "Hangover" Edition

This weekend marked the release of two films for Stu and one for me.

Mr. Levine's fourth pick, the "Land of the Lost" remake starring Will Ferrell, limped home with $19.5 million since Friday, while his fifth selection -- Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Hangover" -- looks like the sleeper hit of the summer, road-tripping its way to a three-day opening frame of $43.3 million and placing second for the weekend.

However, both releases were "Up"-staged by my Disney-Pixar toon, which flew to a $44 million weekend and saw its cume balloon to $137 million after 10 days.

My eighth pick, the counter-programmer "My Life in Ruins," proved ruinous indeed, grossing a measly $3.2 million.

Of other holdovers, Stu's "Angels & Demons" is up to $116 million while the "Night at the Museum" sequel has raised $127 million.

My "Wolverine" is at $174 million, "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" is just shy of $54 million, and "Drag Me to Hell" is at $28.5 million.

For Dave, "Star Trek" has gone to $223 million, "Terminator Salvation" is at $105 million, and "Management" is at $834,000, give or take a few pennies.

John still has only had one movie open, and "Dance Flick" is resting at $22.7 million.

Next week: Eddie Murphy tries to persuade audiences to "Imagine That" for Stu, while Dave rests his hopes on the remake of "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

Totals through June 7:

* Robert (five films): $392 million
* Dave (three films): $329 million
* Stu (four films): $306 million
* John (one film): $22.7 million

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