Kung Fu Panda 2 though and kept first place, but suffered serious losses, falling by 65%. This fact can be explained unless excessive saturation of the market in the last month. All the recent animated hits had much smaller drops in second weekend. Possible recall only Shrek the Third in 2007, which crashed by 71%. Then it also opposed Pirates of the Caribbean. Nevertheless, the animated sequel from studio DreamWorks will bypass to next weekend the Rio, which stopped at $24.82M.
The Hangover Part II (domestic title - "Bachelor Party 2: From Vegas to Bangkok"), debuted with a second place with $5.08M. This is the best start among Hollywood comedies and more than in three times higher than the first part. However, the film has a smaller number of tickets sold (647 vs. 655 thousand) than the romantic comedy Just Go with It, but which did not have such a high age restriction.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides added to its solid revenue $3.85M and reached the second place among the highest-grossing films. Avatar is certainly not accessible, but in the total number of viewers (now 6.63 million) adventures of Jack Sparrow are still only in seventh place.
Updated X-Men: First Class came the world premiere, earned only $3.58M, and did not even make in the top three. This result is slightly smaller than the spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($3.74M) and nearly twice that of Thor ($6.60M). Number of viewers (515 thousand) corresponds to the Watchmen (543 thousand), where the action also takes place during the Cold War.
1. Kung Fu Panda 2 (1337 screens) - $5.22M (-65%)
2. The Hangover Part II (763) - $5.08M (NEW)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1100) - $3.85M (-64%)
4. X-Men: First Class (933) - $3.58M (NEW)
5. The Ledge (220) - $0.11M (-69%)