Box Office: ‘Hangover’ rules; ‘Imagine’ strugglesPublished by Clay Cane on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:00 am.
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?