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Warner Bros. woke up to discover that its hit comedy "The Hangover" held on to the number one box office spot in its second Friday, grossing an estimated $10.44 million at 3,355 venues.
After posting strong midweek figures, the second Friday for "The Hangover" dipped 38%, giving the laffer a running eight-day cume of $82.4 million. The running B.O. for "The Hangover" is almost on par with that of last summer's R-rated comedy champ "Sex and the City" which raked $85.3 million largely from the female set in its first eight days.
Disney-Pixar's "Up" stayed afloat in second place dipping just 33% in its third Friday with $8.8 million from 3,886 theaters ...
Coming in third for Friday was newbie The Taking of Pelham 123, collecting $8,250,000 and looking for a reasonable amount of box office boodle by Sunday night..
Add On:: The weekend finish is about as expected: The Hangover gallops in with $33.4 million (and a $105.4 million total), making Warner Bros perform a jig of joy.
Up comes in second (and third on a per-screen basis), collecting $30.5 million out of a $187.2 million total.
Pelham 1 .2 .3 rakes in $25 million during its initial weekend, achieving the second highest per-screen average for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monsters Vs. Aliens, down in eighteenth place, has now collected $195.2 million for its domestic run.