Weekend Box Office: May 27 – 29

#1 The Hangover Part II from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $85.9 million in 3615 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#2 Kung Fu Panda 2 from Paramount/DreamWorks debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $47.6 million in 3925 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#3 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $39.8 million (-55.8%) in 4164 theaters (+9). Total gross to date is $153.4 million. Budget was $250 million.

#4 Bridesmaids from Universal drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $16.5 million (-20.7%) in 2958 theaters (+21). Total gross to date is $85.1 million. Budget was $32.5 million.

#5 Thor from Paramount drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $9.5 million (-38.3%) in 3296 theaters (-628). Total gross to date is $159.8 million. Budget was $150 million.

#6 Fast Five from Universal drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.4 million (-39.4%) in 2981 theaters (-641). Total gross to date is $195.8 million. Budget was $125 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Midnight in Paris jumps from #13 to #7 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (+222.1%) in 58 theaters (+52). Total gross to date is $2.8 million. Budget was $30 million.

#8 Something Borrowed holds at #8 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-47.1%) in 1440 theaters (-1166). Total gross to date is $34.7 million. Budget was $35 million.

#9 Jumping the Broom drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-50.8%) in 939 theaters (-533). Total gross to date is $34.1 million. Budget was $6.6 million.

#10 Rio drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-61.5%) in 1672 theaters (-921). Total gross to date is $134.8 million. Budget was $90 million.

#11 Priest drops from #5 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-62.7%) in 1918 theaters (-946). Total gross to date is $27.3 million. Budget was $60 million.

#12 Water for Elephants drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (-50.1%) in 794 theaters (-1100). Total gross to date is $54.4 million. Budget was $38 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $216.2 million (+36.2%).

The new movie debuting in wide release this weekend is X-Men: First Class.

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources: Box Office Mojo

01. June 2011 by Andrew
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