Sex and the City 2 Opens Strong Despite scathing reviews By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 28, 2010 4:01 PM CDT 9 comments Comments The girls are back in the sequel. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Craig Blankenhorn, FILE) (Newser) – Eh, who cares if critics think it's god-awful. Sex and the City 2 is off to a strong start for the Memorial Day weekend. The movie took in $14.2 million yesterday, which puts it on track to exceed expectations of a $60 million holiday weekend, says the Hollywood Reporter. Not exactly blockbuster numbers, but decent enough. The original opened on the same weekend in 2008, bringing in $27 million on day one and $62 million over the four days.