May 22, 2019

Hangover II breaks US box office record

Hangover II rocks at the box office. It is not often a sequel outdoes a popular original.

Hangover II has set a new record for a comedy film debut at the US box office. It is also the second highest grossing R-rated movie debut of all time behind The Matrix Reloaded.

The film which stars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, earned $86.5m over the weekend making it the biggest comedy movie debut of all time.

The reviews of Hangover II have not all been too kind, but that has not stopped it pushing another sequel – Kung Fu Panda 2 – into second place with $48m.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides reeled in $39.3m in its second week of release and its worldwide box office take is already past $600 million.

Great to have some fun movies topping the box office.