“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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