This Memorial weekend, two highly anticipated movie sequels lead the pack to what could be an extremely successful weekend. The more adult viewers will be looking toward The Hangover Part 2 for their movie fix, whereas children and parents will no doubt head toward Kung Fu Panda 2.
Dont forget, this is the final week for Spring Slam, with Chrestomanci leading the chase, shortly followed by Jeter0204. I shouldnt be biased, as they are both in my chain, but I am. So well done both of you.
Finally, apologies for the lateness of this weeks blog, Im still recovering from my own Hangover Part 2.
You may be wondering what the blog titles all about. This would be the French translated title for this weeks first new release, The Hangover Part 2. Director Todd Phillips will try to recapture the success of the first film, by reuniting its original stars and ramping up the bachelor party madness. So far, although reviews have been been down the middle it looks to have surpassed the originals takings in a big way. No headache there then… The Hangover Part 2 comes in at 3615 theatres, and could earn $85 million for the 3 day weekend.
And finally, our second big release is Kung Fu Panda 2, another sequel to a very successful first outing. With this being the only new animated release this week coupled with the Memorial Day holiday weekend, high figures for this would be very likely. Add to that 3D screens, and this weekend looks to be pretty big. Kung Fu Panda 2 comes in at 3925 theatres, and could take up to $47 million for the 3 days.
Heres how the weekend is shaping up so far (subject to change)
1. The Hangover Part 2 (Legendary/Warner Bros) NEW [3,615 Theaters]
Thursday $31.6M, Friday $30M, Saturday $29M, 3-day Weekend $85M
Estimated 4-day Memorial Holiday $105
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (DWA Animation/Paramount) NEW [3,925 Theaters]
Thursday $5.8M, Friday $13.1M, Saturday $18.5M, 3-Day Weekend $47.5M
Estimated 4-Day Memorial Holiday $62M
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 3D (Disney) Week 2 [4,164 Theaters]
Friday $10.8M, Saturday $16.2M, Estimated 3-Day Weekend $42M
Estimated 4-Day Memorial Holiday $53M
4. Bridesmaids (Universal) Week 3 [2,958 Theaters]
Friday $4.6M, Saturday $6.5M, Est 3-Day Weekend $16.2M
Estimated 4-Day Memorial Holiday $21.5M
5. Thor 3D (Marvel/Disney/Paramount Week 4 [3,296 Theaters]
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Est 3-Day Weekend $8.5M
Estimated 4-Day Memorial Holiday $11M
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