THE GIST: “The Hangover Part II” led a record-shattering box office weekend. Audiences shelled out $280 million, a new high for the Memorial Day frame. “Kung Fu Panda 2” opened decently, but not strongly enough to make it the new “Shrek” or anything.
Here’s the teaser trailer for “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom.” The first one, which earned $631 million bucks in 2008, was a surprisingly strong summer performer. (Its domestic total of $215 million was a mere $8 million behind what “Wall-E” made, which is ridiculous, but whatever.) It wasn’t the best thing ever, but it was fun enough and a nice diversion and kung fu movies are always welcome, whether they’re straightforward or DreamWorks in-jokey types. At least it’s not “Shrek,” okay?