Box Office: ‘Hangover’ rules; ‘Imagine’ struggles

Published by Clay Cane on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:00 am.

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The Hangover is relentlessly hanging on at the box office — beating out legends like Denzel Washington and John Travolta on their opening weekend. For the second week in a row The Hangover - the comedy that includes an appearance from Mike Tyson – rocked the number one spot at the box office. This is only the second movie this year to spend two consecutive weeks at #1, the other was Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail in February. Washington and Travolta’’s The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 brought in $25 million and ranked at #3 this weekend.

Eddie Murphy’s Imagine That, which was met with mixed reviews, made $5.7 million charting at #6 for the box office this weekend. This is a slight increase from Meet Dave from last year, which only brought in $5 million. However, the movie did not even top Night at the Museum 2, which was released over a month ago.

1. The Hangover $33.4 million

2. Up $30.5 million

3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 $25.0 million

4. Night at the Museum $9.6 million

5. Land of the Lost $9.2 million

6. Imagine That $5.7 million

What movie did you see this weekend?

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Judge & Jury Said on

I actually saw both “Hangover” which was hilarious and “Pelham 123″ which was awesome, Washington and Travolta did their thing. Eddie Murphy is so played out and unfunny, I am not surprised his film tanked, the little girl is cute and that’s all. Sooner or later film execs will either go broke or realize Eddie no longer has boxoffice appeal …I am surprised they have not figured this out yet.



Mrs. Banks Said on

My hubby and I saw Pelham…it was awesome…John Travolta is the man and Denzel is of course, amazing as always!



rtest Said on

Eddie is appealing to young fans. We all know that young people(collectively speaking) have no honor for no one, nor loyalty to anything.



rtest Said on

Eddie is appealing to young fans. We all know that young people(collectively speaking) have no honor for no one, nor loyalty to anything.