Holiday Box-Office Wrap: Hangover Part II Leads Biggest Memorial Day Ever

Happy Memorial Day! Especially in Hollywood, where, as alluded to yesterday, the film industry is winding down its most lucrative Memorial Day frame ever -- for nearly half of which the town can thank the team behind The Hangover Part II.

Overall five-day theatrical estimates totaled $279.4 million, led by The Hangover Part II's staggering $137.4 million and buttressed by Kung Fu Panda 2's respectable $68 million and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' second-weekend haul of $50.3 million. Meanwhile, back at the art house, Terrence Malick's Tree of Life continued its scorching run into the holiday, racking up $489,000 on four screens -- a $122,250-per-screen average. Unbelievable.

Your revised top 10 through Monday (estimated):

1. The Hangover Part II: $105,765,000 ($137,375,000)

2. Kung Fu Panda 2: $62,200,000 ($68,000,000)

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: $50,372,000 ($163,967,000)

4. Bridesmaids: $20,987,000 ($89,594,000)

5. Thor: $12,030,000 ($162,375,000)

6. Fast Five: $8,166,000 ($197,576,000)

7. Midnight in Paris: $2,610,000 ($3,520,000)

8. Rio: $2,400,000 ($135,441,000)

9. Jumping the Broom: $2,350,000 ($34,631,000)

10. Something Borrowed: $2,320,000 ($35,234,000)

[Numbers via Box Office Mojo]


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