The wolf pack has something to howl about today: The Hangover Part II scored a massive $31.66 million yesterday, the best opening-day gross ever for a non-animated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo. It’s also the third best Thursday debut in history behind Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ($50 million in 2005) and The Matrix Reloaded ($37.5 million in 2003). Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda 2 bowed to just $5.8 million, though its core family audience will probably buy most of their tickets Saturday through Monday.
Insiders are predicting a massive Memorial Day weekend at the box office, with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Bridesmaids continuing to generates strong numbers alongside the new releases.
Be sure to check in this weekend for more box office updates!