This weekend was a bit of a relief and milestone for the motion picture industry. With the two heavy hitting releases of “The Hangover Part II” and “Kung Fu Panda 2” coming out, the weekend number has given the industry some relief. The weekend numbers for the box office came in at $280 million which is the highest Memorial Day weekend gross. “Hangover” was the big winner with a domestic gross of $137.4 million. My pick was “Panda 2” but that came in at $68 million. Not a bad gross but was less than the original “Panda” My guess is more folks wanted to have a good laugh with “Hangover”.
Overall the top five movies for the weekend were what were expected:
1. The Hangover Part II
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides