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June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chalk up another record for The Hangover: Part II: fastest comedy to gross $200 million worldwide. While the final domestic tally came in slightly below studio estimates, the foreign total came in somewhat above. Warner Bros. put the 5-day domestic gross at $135 million and the overseas gross at $70.1 million, adding up to $205.1 million through Monday. The film had already broken the three-day, four-day and five-day opening records for a comedy, the record for a Memorial Day weekend, and the Friday-to-Monday holiday record for an R-rated film ($103.4 million). Meanwhile, several reports emerged on gossip websites Tuesday that screenwriters Craig Mazin and Scott Armstrong have already received instructions to crank out another sequel. Overall, with a total of $276,290,321, it was the biggest Memorial Day ever at the box office, far surpassing the previous record of $254,611,715 set in 2007. No record was set for attendance, however. An estimated 34 million moviegoers turned out at theaters versus 37 million in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End hoisted its mast and 40 million in 2004 when Shrek 2 brought in the green.

The top ten films over the four-day holiday weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. The Hangover Part II, Warner Bros., $103,426,875, 1 Wk. ($135,037,242 — From Thursday); 2. Kung Fu Panda 2, Paramount, $60,871,175, 1 Wk. ($66,675,304 — From Thursday); 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Disney, $50,012,338, 2 Wks. ($163,607,625); 4. Bridesmaids, Universal, $20,736,910, 3 Wks. ($89,343,465); 5. Thor, Paramount, $12,080,141, 4 Wks. ($162,439,444); 6. Fast Five, Universal, $7,889,650, 5 Wks. ($197,308,750); 7. Midnight in Paris, Sony Pictures Classics, $2,555,210, 2 Wks. ($3,460,194); 8. Rio, Fox, $2,443,571, 7 Wks. ($135,484,845); 9. Jumping the Broom, Sony, $2,385,436, 4 Wks. ($34,666,502); 10. Something Borrowed, Warner Bros., $2,278,192, 4 Wks. ($35,192,518).