You Rate the New Releases: 'The Hangover 2' and 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

You Rate the New Releases: 'The Hangover 2' and 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

The Memorial Day Weekend used to mark the official start of the summer movie season (that is before Spider-Man debuted in early May and broke box office records), and based on the numbers it would appear M-Day is looking to take back those honors. The Hangover 2 premiered to mondo box office returns, all but confirming a third (and probably final) installment in the series. With $86 million over the weekend ($105 million including Friday; $137.4 million including Thursday), the raunchy sequel smashed records (for a live-action comedy).

Meanwhile, opening up against The Hangover 2 proved hurtful for Kung Fu Panda 2, which, despite receiving more critical praise than its competition, still clocked in at only $47.8 million (Friday-Sunday), which wasn’t bad, but was less than the original made ($60 million) when it opened on a non-holiday weekend. Does that mean lights out for Po and his band of kung-fu fightin’ misfits? Will DreamWorks have a hard time filling the Shrek void, or will the How to Train Your Dragon movies make up for it?
What did you think about both these movies? Do you agree with critics in thinking Kung Fu Panda 2 was the better movie? After seeing The Hangover 2, would you be down for a Hangover 3? Sound off below by voting in our polls and leaving comments.
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