Monday, May 30, 2011

The Hangover 2 Sets Box Office Records

It didn't take long for The Hangover Part 2 to break some box office records. The R-rated sequel to 2009's surprise hit The Hangover grossed $31.7 million in just its first day in release, and set a few new records in the process.
The Hangover 2 can now claim the top spot as the biggest midnight opening for an R-rated film at $10.4 million, a figure that more than doubles the take from any other midnight release this year. Writer/director Todd Phillips' follow-up to The Hangover, the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time, also set a new record as the best opening day on record for a comedy film (and the widest opening of any R-rated film).
In announcing the new records, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman stated, "From the tracking, we knew audiences couldn't wait for another Hangover, but these numbers are through the roof. Leave it to Todd Phillips to create a new must-see comedy that has people lining up at the box office and rolling in the aisles. Congratulations to him, the cast and all the other talents behind the film on making another unforgettable comedy."
The Hangover Part 2 is breaking records in spite of the fact critics aren't fans of this sequel. The film currently rests at just 34% fresh onRottenTomatoes, while the original film sits at 79% fresh.
 
I personally went to watch it on Saturday with my girlfriend, and we loved it. These critics are harsh and don't know what they are talking about. But here's an update.
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The Hangover Part II has earned an estimated $118 million since opening late Wednesday night, movie industry website boxofficemojo.com reported Sunday. It's the second biggest opening weekend of the year, and the most lucrative ever for a live-action comedy."

32 comments:

  1. I heard that it's exactly the same as the first one, except with other jokes. I'm going to see it on wednesday!

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  2. All my friends who've seen it are saying how good it is. I'm going to give them my money soon.

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  3. I found the first one quite funny but defo not awesome. I might watch the new one or not.

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  4. Most of my friends said it was bad like it should have gone straight to DVD.

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  5. I want to see this one! Not sure when I have the time yet though.

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  6. i had the chance to go see it yesterday but i stayed home..fkk

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  7. surprising actually. i've heard some negative things about it.

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  8. I loved the first one, cant wait to watch this one!!

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  9. And I'm part of this, I'm sorry but I went see it.

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  10. Both were amazing. I don't understand how people are rating this lower than the original!

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  11. Not as good as number one in my opinion...

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  12. Yes! I can't wait for this either! Great blog dude, thanks for sharing!

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  13. i want to see this movie in english but no cinema shows that :(

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  14. It's quite a funny film, but I can sort of see where the critics come from. It's nothing new. It follows the EXACT same formula as the last one, except bigger in scale. It's still entertaining though.

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  15. I can't wait to see this film! Hopefully i'll be seeing it next week

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  16. Hope it's not another bad sequel! Holywood is good at those.

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  17. I am not surprised to say the least. I guess the law suit issue was resolved before the release.

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  18. I'm soo gonna see this with my friends later on this week! First was pure jokes.

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  19. The people I know who saw it said they laughed their asses off. I can't wait to see it myself. Maybe tonight even. I'm impressed with their numbers. Good for them. :D

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  20. Omg, I want to see this film so bad. I liked a lot about the first one, great humor. :D

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  21. Hope its as good as the first one

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  22. Oh yes, i so want to see this =D

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  23. I never saw the first one so I can't see this one until then.

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  24. Like others have said I heard it just like the first. I'll still see it.

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  25. I didn't like the first one at all, so I really doubt I'd like this one...

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  26. i love it! it's an awesome movie. one of my favourites!

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  27. Hmmm that poster doesn't convince me...

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  28. haha thats amazing, didnt know it was doing that well :P

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  29. I hope its good as the first part. If it like "Due date" il be very angry for wasteing my time :)

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