"Up" Scores, "The Hangover" Surprises, "Land of the Lost" Flops! 


Disney-Pixar's fantastic film, "Up" continues to dominate the box-office but Warner Bros.' R-rated comedy "The Hangover" comes very, very close.

"Up" remained the No. 1 film in the U.S. with a domestic box-office take of $44.2 million. (Watch my "Up" movie review here, and my interviews with the cast and director Pete Docter right here)

Todd Phillips' "The Hangover" defied expectations (it was projected to open in the low to mid-$20s) and grossed $43.3 million debuting at No. 2 and proving once again that moviegoers love to laugh! If you haven't seen "The Hangover" yet, go watch it! It's freaking funny and one of the best comedies I've seen in recent years!

Meanwhile, Will Ferrell's new film, "Land of the Lost," fell below Universal's $30 million expectations. The comedy adventure grossed $19.5 million from 3,521 theaters, a far, far, distant third from the top 2 films. Wait, didn't I just say moviegoers love to laugh? Perhaps, moviegoers love to laugh watching a good movie! (watch my "Land of the Lost" movie review right here)

"Up" is on its merry way to join Disney-Pixar's $200 million club. So far, the animated adventure's box-office total is $137.3 million in just 10 days! It only dropped 35% from last weekend.

Focus Features' little gem, Sam Mendes' "Away We Go" starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph, grossed a per theater average of $35,815 in just four locations! Not bad for a very limited release!

Here's the list of the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of June 5th:

1. "Up," $44.2 million.

2. "The Hangover," $43.3 million.

3. "Land of the Lost," $19.5 million.

4. "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," $14.7 million.

5. "Star Trek," $8.4 million.

6. "Terminator Salvation," $8.2 million.

7. "Drag Me to Hell," $7.3 million.

8. "Angels & Demons," $6.5 million.

9. "My Life in Ruins," $3.2 million.

10. "Dance Flick," $2 million.

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