June 1, 2011 / 1:07 PM / 8 years ago

"Hangover" staggers to top of UK box office

Mike Tyson (L) poses with cast member Bradley Cooper at the premiere of "The Hangover Part II" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Boozy comedy “The Hangover Part II” was Britain’s most popular film over the weekend, netting a hefty 10.4 million pounds ($17.12 million) on its debut, according to Screen International on Wednesday.

The sequel to the 2009 hit, which reunites actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha in another mayhem-filled bachelor party, only narrowly failed to match last week’s opening take of 11.6 million pounds racked up by the latest Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” was down in second place, with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2” coming in at three.

Former chart-topper “Thor” slipped a place to four, just above “Fast and Furious 5” which was down in fifth place from second.

The animated macaws of “Rio” regained a place to six while horror movie “Insidious” fell three spots to seventh.

Ruthless 16-year-old assassin “Hanna” was down two at eight.

Teen gang movie “Attack the Block” slipped four places to ninth and “Water for Elephants” with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in a traveling circus fell two spots to 10th.

London newsroom

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