'The Hangover Part II' makes an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend
"The Hangover Part II" is on par to become the one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all time.
The R-rated comedy features the return of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms on the big screen as part of the "Wolf Pack" from the original film. The crew travels to Thailand for Stu's (Helms) wedding and their plans for a bachelor celebration go awry once again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has earned an estimated $86.5 million since Friday and $118 million since its release on Thursday. It is on track to earn an additional $20 million for a five-day estimated total of $138 million. The industry newspaper notes that the total will set a record for comedies.
A lawsuit over Tyson's tattoo threatened to push back the film's release, but the film opened in theaters on May 26, as scheduled.
Meanwhile, the weekend's second big film release "Kung Fu Panda 2," is poised to come in at a distant second with $48 million for the weekend, according to the Associated Press. The animated movie features the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, who reprise their roles from the original 2008 film.
In the movie Jolie voices the part of a kung fu mistress who must help the panda Po, portrayed by Black, protect the Valley of Peace. Dustin Hoffman voices Master Shifu, a red panda who trained Po.
"I like her," Jolie said on her character in an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com and other news outlets at the recent Los Angeles premiere of the film. "I think I have her weakness too - she's quite tough, but she doesn't really sometimes know how to be soft. So it's taken me a little while in my life and my kids have certainly helped with that, to get me a little softer. I have a bit of a hard shell sometimes."
"Kung Fu Panda 2" is expected to earn a total of $68.2 million over the holiday weekend.
Last week's top film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," fell to third place with an estimated $39.3 million. In the film, Jack (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with Angelica (Cruz), a woman who he slighted in the past and they agree to help each other to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. The movie is expected to reach a two-week domestic total of $163.6 million by Monday.
"Bridesmaids," another R-rated comedy with "Saturday Night Live" star Kristen Wiig, lands in fourth place with an estimated $16.4 million over the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is expected earn an additional $4.4 million on Monday to raise its domestic total to $89.4 million.
Finishing out the top five is the Marvel comic book based film "Thor." The movie, which stars Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, made an estimated $9.3 million.
Check out "The Hangover Part II" trailer below.