Flop Pop Fizzle, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Fans go for Another ‘Hangover’
It was all bad news for the new releases this week. Both The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and Eddie Murphy‘s Imagine That landed with a resounding thud. Pelham came in third, with a disappointing $25 million total (my prediction was way off). But that wasn’t even half as bad as Imagine That. Coming in sixth place, with a grand total of $5.7 million, Eddie Murphy can now add the family comedy to his long list of box office bombs.
The big news is that The Hangover, which held onto the number one spot for the second weekend in a row, making over $33.4 million for a cumulative two week total of $105 million. Looks like we have the first sleeper hit of the summer movie season. Not bad for low budget comedy with no major stars. In second place, Up stayed up with a total of $33.6 million. Pixar is unstoppable. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian came in fourth with $9.6 million and, based on the box office receipts, it looks like we will be terrorized with more Museum sequels.
Rounding out the top ten, both Terminator Salvation and Angels and Demons continued to eke past the $100 million mark. And Sam Raimi‘s non-Spiderman related horror flick Drag Me To Hell clung onto the tenth spot with $3.6 million.