Monday, June 8, 2009

News - 06/08/09...

'Hangover' takes No. 1 box-office spot over `Up'

It turns out Hollywood's weekend hangover is bigger than expected.

The Warner Bros. comedy "The Hangover" drew bigger audiences than earlier projected to raise its weekend ticket sales to $45 million, about $1.8 million more than the studio estimated Sunday.

That made it the No. 1 draw for the weekend instead of Disney and Pixar Animation's
"Up," which came in second with $44.3 million. Sunday studio estimates had "Up" edging "The Hangover" by about $1 million.

It's rare that the first- and second-place movies on Sunday flip-flop when final numbers come out Monday. But strong attendance Sunday allowed
"The Hangover"
to pull ahead.

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