‘Pelham 123’ Crashes, ‘Imagine That’ Fails, ‘Hangover’ Hangs On-Box Office Results: June 12-14

Everyone thought that The Taking of Pelham 123, the new thriller from Tony Scott starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, would nab the top spot this weekend, but instead it came in third. The Hangover stayed on top for the second weekend in a row with $33.4 million, only down 26%. Todd Phillips Vegas comedy is doing better than Judd Apatow's summer smashes The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up so far, but could it beat Knocked Up's $148.8 million domestic total and 40-Year Old Virgin's $109.4 million? Could it even outgross Apatow's highly-anticipated Funny People? So far, the movie is on track to pass the $200 million according to Entertainment Weekly magazine, so only time can tell.

Up, Disney/Pixar's latest, remained in second place for the second time this weekend, managing to make $30.5 million. Behind it was The Taking of Pelham 123 with an estimated $25 million. Although it didn't take the top spot, Pelham 123 still made more than previous Scott/Washington thrillers Man on Fire ($22.8 million debut) and Déjà Vu ($20.6 million). Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian continues to do rather well too, this weekend in fourth place with $9.6 million. Its 24 day domestic total is now a whopping $143.4 million.

Land of the Lost closes off the top five with $9.2 million. The Will Ferrell flick is still doing pretty badly, its total about $35 million in ten days. The budget for the movie was $100 million, so if it wants to make that back it better pick up the pace and fast. Other movies opening this weekend, Nickelodeon Movies' Imagine That, about a man who's daughter gives him stock tips, debuted in sixth place with $5.7 million. Moon, in limited release, grossed $145,000 and Tetro $31,300.

Here are the weekend results according to studio estimates Sunday-

  1. The Hangover…$33.4 million
  2. Up…$30.5 million
  3. The Taking of Pelham 123…$25 million
  4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian…$9.6 million
  5. Land of the Lost…$9.2 million
  6. Imagine That…$5.7 million
  7. Star Trek…$5.6 million
  8. Terminator Salvation…$4.7 million
  9. Angels and Demons…$4.2 million
  10. Drag Me to Hell…$3.9

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