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'The Hangover' hits a $16.5 mil jackpot on Friday

The Hangover tossed back an estimated $16.5 million in box office receipts on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo, positioning the R-rated worst-night-in-Vegas-ever comedy to win as much $50 million for the weekend and the title of the summer’s first official sleeper hit. Disney/Pixar’s Up fared well too, earning an expected $13.5 million for second place. The Will Ferrell comedy Land of the Lost, based on the wildly popular 1970s kids TV show, landed at third place with $7.2 million. The weekend’s other new wide release, My Life in Ruinsstarring My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos, bagged just $1.1 million for ninth place. Friday’s figures are below, and check back here on Sunday for the complete weekend figures in EW’s Box Office Report.

1. The Hangover – $16,535,000
2. Up – $13,500,000
3. Land of the Lost – $7,218,000
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $4,550,000
5. Drag Me to Hell – $2,573,000

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