‘Hangover’ Lingers With Record $105.8M Weekend

Studio estimates released Monday show “The Hangover Part II” set a new high for comedy debuts with $105.8 million over the long Memorial Day weekend.

The blockbuster sequel also ledHollywoodto a new revenue record of around $280 million for the holiday weekend.

The movie raised its domestic haul to $137.4 million since opening Thursday, nearly half the business 2009’s “The Hangover” did over its entire run. The first “Hangover” did not top $100 million until its second weekend. The movie went on to gross $277 million domestically.

Opening at No. 2 behind “The Hangover Part II” was another sequel, the animated adventure “Kung Fu Panda 2,” with $62.2 million. “Kung Fu Panda 2” has pulled in $68 million domestically since its Thursday debut.

Slipping to No. 3 with $50.4 million was “Pirates of theCaribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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