Nausea, cotton mouth, and a splitting headache took everyone by surprise last weekend as The Hangover took the number one spot, just barely outdoing Up in its second week. Land of the Lost had a lackluster opening weekend, scoring a distant third place. My Life in Ruins took ninth place with a $3.2 million take. Here's the top five:

1. The Hangover: $44.9 million
2. Up: $44.1 million
3. Land of the Lost: $18.8 million
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: $14.6 million
5. Star Trek: $8.3 million

Two new flicks this week:

Imagine That
What's It All About:
A comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a financial executive who salvages his career with advice from his daughter's imaginary friends.
Why It Might Do Well:
I just can't imagine that.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
It's no secret that, unless he's voicing an irritating yet amusing donkey, Murphy is not the box office draw he once was. His last feature Meet Dave opened with a mere $5.2 million. It doesn't help that the plot about a father who will no doubt discover the value of family over work has become a kids' movie cliche.
Number of Theaters: 2,800
Prediction:
$9 million

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
What's It All About:
Denzel Washington plays a New York City subway dispatcher and John Travolta plays the leader of a ruthless group of criminals who are holding a subway car full of passengers for a hefty ransom.
Why It Might Do Well:
The two leads are the big draw here.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
Based on twelve reviews Rottentomatoes.com is giving this only 42% and for the most part remakes leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Number of Theaters:
3,000
Prediction:
$26 million

Another tough call this week. I think the only sure bet is that the box office has finally gotten crowded enough to push Star Trek out of the top five. Here's my prediction:

1. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
2. Up
3. The Hangover
4. Imagine That
5. Land of the Lost


No perfect scores this week. Most of us figured Up or Land of the Lost would take first place. Congratulations to Mac for his lucky 13 which was the highest score of the week. Here's how we all did:
1. Mac: 13
2. Licia: 11
3. WJDR: 9
4. Vera: 8
4. Rafael Clark: 8
4. hatramroany: 8
4. Greg: 8
4. Adam: 8
4. @mircofilmreview: 8
4. Ray: 8
4. Jebel72: 8
4. greatone: 8
4. Liz: 8
5. David Musto: 7
6. English Gavz: 6
6. Matt: 6
6. cablebfg: 6
6. Brandon: 6
6. Lola: 6
6. jessejames: 6
6. Chooch: 6
6. Romel: 6
6. lostinafog: 6
6. hitesh choudhary: 6
7. Mike: 4
7. cough: 4

Post your predictions for the top five movies in the comments section below before 5:00PM Eastern Time on Friday. One point for every top five movie correctly named, two points for every correct placement, and one extra point for the top movie.