May 29, 2011 / 4:14 PM / 7 years ago

"Hangover Part II" soaks up box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Raunchy comedy “The Hangover Part II” soaked up $86.5 million at the North American box office this the weekend, in the biggest comedy movie debut ever.

Director of the movie Todd Phillips (R) poses with cast members (from L-R) Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms at the premiere of "The Hangover Part II" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California May 19, 2011. The movie opens in the U.S. on May 26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, the Warner Bros Pictures sequel to the breakout 2009 hit about men behaving badly, also set a record opening for an R-rated movie.

DreamWorks Animation family movie “Kung Fu Panda 2,” starring Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, came in second with $48 million.

The fourth movie in the Walt Disney Co “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise made $39.3 million in the United States and Canada in its second week, and took its worldwide box office total to $623.7 million so far.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Eric Beech

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