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“Hangover 2” has highest-grossing opening for a comedy


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The cure for Hollywood’s “Hangover” appears to be money … and lots of it.

While many expected Todd Phillips’ “Hangover” sequel to perform well at the box office, I’m not sure many anticipated it to top $135 million over the five-day frame. But the fact that the comedy sequel wasn’t frontloaded, and that it performed steadily over the Memorial Day Weekend, led to an estimated $137 million take, making it the “biggest comedy bow of all time,” according to THR.

Also opening over the weekend was Paramount-DreamWorks’s “Kung Fu Panda 2,” which netted an estimated $68 million in ticket sales.

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  • May 31, 2011 | Permalink |

    I’ll say that while I did laugh during the Hangover Part II, I know right now it won’t have the replay value of the first and honestly is probably a one and done for me. The odd thing for me is that they didn’t ever really do Bangkok justice. I was there last summer and I feel like I did more crazy shit than they did in this movie. They could have been in ANY Asian metropolitan area, save for the trannies, and even that is kind of a broader Asian thing. Showing an elephant walking in traffic just doesn’t cut it. Bangkok is/can be an insane place; I just wish they took better advantage of it.

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