The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ R-rated The Hangover topped the box office for a second straight weekend with an estimated $33.4 million, a dip of just 25.7% in ticket sales from last weekend. The Todd Phillips-directed comedy, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham and Justin Bartha, has earned $105.4 million and took only 10 days to pass the $100 million mark, a new record for an R-rated comedy. The old mark of 11 days was set last year by Sex and the City. The film cost about $35 million to make and is expected to reach the $200 million mark.
DisneyPixar’s animated-adventure Up remained in second place with another $30.5 million in its third weekend to push its total to $187.2 million.
Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 opened in third with $25 million from 3,074 theaters and averaged $8,133 per location. Made for a reported $100 million, the film was directed by Tony Scott and stars Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli and James Gandolfini.
20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian kept its fourth spot, taking in $9.6 million in its fourth weekend. The Shawn Levy-directed sequel, starring Ben Stiller, was made for $150 million and has earned $143.4 million after four weeks. Internationally, the film has brought in $176.2 million and has earned $319.6 million worldwide.
Universal Pictures’ Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell, Danny R. McBride, Anna Friel and Jorma Taccone, rounded out the top five with $9.2 million. The $100-million budgeted big screen adaptation has collected $34.98 million in two weeks.
Paramount Pictures’ Imagine That bombed out of the gate in sixth place with just $5.7 million from 3,008 theaters, an average of $1,895 per site. The Karey Kirkpatrick-directed comedy stars Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Nicole Ari Parker, Ronny Cox and Martin Sheen.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek continued to do well in its sixth weekend, bringing in another $5.6 million to take its total to $232 million. Overseas, the film has collected $119 million for a worldwide sum of $351 million. The movie was made for $150 million.
Warner Bros.’ Terminator Salvation dropped two spots to eighth and added $4.7 million in its fourth weekend for a total of $113.8. The $200 million film topped the box office internationally with $46.1 million and has reached $165.5 million for a worldwide total of $279.3 million.
In ninth, Sony’s Angels & Demons earned an additional $4.2 million in its fifth weekend. Domestically the film has earned $123.3 million, but internationally it has already reached $315 million for a worldwide total of $438.3 million.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.