While The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, looked like it was going to take the weekend after Friday’s big ticket sales, the Disney-Pixar film Up, remained No. 1 at an impressive $44.2 million.
The strength of Hangover‘s domestic debut ($44.3 million) — one of the top openings ever for an R-rated comedy — was one of the biggest surprises of the year since tracking showed the film opening in the mid- to high-20s.
The big loser of the weekend was Will Farrell, whose Land of the Lost opened to an estimated $19.5 million from 3,521 theaters, well below the $30 million the studio had hoped for.
If anyone feels like giving Will a hug next time you see him, go for it.
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