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31 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Proving that heavily mixed reviews are often no bar to box office success, The Hangover 2 romped home to a big win this weekend, boosted by kicking off on Thursday and the long Memorial Day holiday across the pond. While the weekend gross across the three days was $105.7 million, midnight screenings and those extra couple of days in release means that the Wolfpack’s latest outing now has the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a live-action comedy and $137.3 million in the US domestic bank so far. It appears destined to easily match or, more likely, beat the original’s hefty totals.

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Outside the top five, Fast Five continued to do decent business, drawing in $8.1 million, while Midnight in Paris made its mark on the top 10 for the first time, jumping up from 13th to seventh with $3.5 million. Rio was eighth, making $2.4 million and Jumping the Broom took ninth with $2.35 million. Finally, at 10th, we find Something Borrowed, which prepared to leave the top 10 with $2.32 million for the weekend and $35.2 million in total to date.

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