May 30, 2011 7:35 PM by Adam Knapik
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood has hustled up a hangover for the record books. 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 led Hollywood to 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.
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 the
Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."