Hangover Lingers Atop the Box Office

The hot comedy film The Hangover appears to not yet have overstayed its welcome with moviegoers, topping the box office for the second week in a row. The Warner Bros. comedy took in $33 million at the domestic box office, bringing its 10-day total to $105 million.

For the second weekend in a row, Hangover beat out the Disney-Pixar film Up, which took in a still-strong $30 million in its third weekend in release. The film’s domestic total is $187 million.

The Taking of Pelham 123 was the top-grossing new release this weekend. The film, directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, opened to $25 million.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian came in fourth, grossing $9.6 million for the weekend and raising its cumulative gross to $143 million. It was followed closely by Land of the Lost, which took in $9.1 million in its second weekend, for a total of $34 million.

The Eddie Murphy family comedy Imagine That opened in sixth place, with $5.7 million.

Rounding out the top ten were some of this summer’s stronger performers. Star Trek grossed $5.6 million for the weekend for a total $232 million; Terminator Salvation had a $4.7 million weekend and has totaled $113 million so far; Angels & Demons was just behind with $4.2 million and a $123 million cumulative gross; and the Sam Raimi horror film Drag Me to Hell rounds out the list with $3.8 million and a $35 million gross.