X-Men: First Class grossed $5.45 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The big-budget prequel from Fox was down 61 percent from Sunday, as stronger midweek summer business is now kicking into gear. X-Men: First Class topped the $60 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $60.55 million through four days of release. That places the film 15 percent behind the pace of Thor at the same point in its run and 3 percent behind the pace of 2005's Fantastic Four. With the aid of strong reviews, X-Men: First Class will hope to hold up well throughout the midweek, though it will also face competition from the NBA Finals both today and on Thursday.
Warner's The Hangover Part II finished in second with $3.25 million. The blockbuster comedy sequel fell 59 percent from Sunday and will hope to stabilize during the midweek after experiencing a steep decline over the weekend. The Hangover Part II was down 81 percent from last Monday, as daily grosses in general were obviously down greatly from last Monday's Memorial Day holiday. The Hangover Part II has grossed a very impressive $189.06 million in twelve days and is on course to reach the $200 million domestic milestone on Friday.
Kung Fu Panda 2 took third place with $2.33 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Paramount and DreamWorks Animation fell 68 percent from Sunday and 82 percent from last Monday's holiday performance. Kung Fu Panda 2 has grossed $102.36 million through twelve days of release. That places the film an underwhelming 19.5 percent behind the pace of 2008's Kung Fu Panda. At its current rate Kung Fu Panda 2 is on course for a final domestic gross in the neighborhood of $170 million to $175 million.
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed $1.86 million to land in fourth. The big-budget sequel starring Johnny Depp was down 64 percent from Sunday and down 82 percent from last Monday. On Stranger Tides has grossed $192.06 million in 18 days. Like The Hangover Part II, On Stranger Tides is also set to reach the $200 million domestic milestone over the upcoming weekend.
Bridesmaids rounded out Monday's top five with $1.52 million. The break-out comedy from Universal continues to hold up very well as it fell just 55 percent from Sunday and 64 percent from last Monday. Bridesmaids has demolished expectations with $108.69 million in 25 days and is still showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.