‘Hangover II’ earns $86m at US box office

Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zack Galifianakis in 'The Hangover: Part II'

The Hangover Part II has topped the US box office in its opening weekend, taking an estimated $86.4 million over the past three days.

The comedy sequel opened on Thursday, taking its overall domestic revenue so far to a reported $118 million.

Reuniting almost the entire cast of the 2009 box office hit The Hangover, including Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover Part II moves the film’s setting to Bangkok, Thailand.

Family animation sequel Kung Fu Panda 2 enters in second place taking $48 million for its opening weekend, followed by last week’s box-office topper Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with $39.3 million.

The Paul Feig comedy Bridesmaids follows in fourth place with $16.3 million, while Marvel Studios’ latest Thor rounds out the top five with $9.3 million.

This week’s US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (-) The Hangover Part II – $86,480,000
2. (-) Kung Fu Panda 2 – $48,000,000
3. (1) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $39,320,000
4. (2) Bridesmaids – $16,370,000
5. (3) Thor – $9,365,000
6. (4) Fast Five – $6,698,000
7. (-) Midnight in Paris – $1,919,000
8. (7) Jumping the Broom – $1,900,000
9. (8) Something Borrowed – $1,845,000
10. (5) Rio – $990,000

Hollywood is now on course to potentially set a new box office revenue record for Memorial Day weekend, once numbers from the full holiday have been confirmed.