|Jun 5, 2009||The Hangover||$35,000,000||$44,979,319||$277,322,503||$465,764,086|
|May 26, 2011||The Hangover Part II||$80,000,000||$85,946,294||$254,464,305||$586,464,305||Play|
|May 23, 2013||The Hangover 3||$103,000,000||$41,671,198||$112,200,072||$362,000,072||Play|
Box Office History for Hangover Movies
|Dec 15, 2009||The Hangover||$199,581,609||$54,901,650||$254,483,259|
|Dec 6, 2011||The Hangover Part II||$45,892,539||$29,930,877||$75,823,416|
|Oct 8, 2013||The Hangover 3||$14,059,488||$13,107,034||$27,166,522|
November 19th, 2014
There are no summer tentpole releases making their home market debuts this week, but that doesn't mean it is a bad week on the home market. 22 Jump Street is leading the way, while there are four other first run releases among the new releases, ranging from If I Stay to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in terms of box office numbers. Not only that, but this week there are a trio of Hayao Miyazak releases, including his more recent film, The Wind Rises, which is coming out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. That film, along with the double-shot, are the Picks of the Week. However, they are not the only films worth picking up. If you like horror / comedy, give Housebound on DVD or Blu-ray a try.
August 12th, 2013
I've previously reviewed the first two installments in the Hatchet franchise. Hatchet III looks like it will be the end of the franchise. Will it please fans of the first two movies? Does it have broader appeal?
June 16th, 2013
2013 has been a nervous time for Warner Bros.. After six straight years as the number one or number two domestic distributor, the studio's main franchise breadwinners, Batman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Hangover are all coming to an end or already played out. They are running in third place for the year to date, and badly need a new money spinner if they are to avoid lean times in 2015 and beyond. This weekend they got their knight in shining armor, or, more accurately, Man of Steel. The reboot of the venerable Superman franchise will open this weekend with $113.08 million, a new record weekend in June and a huge shot in the arm for the studio.
June 4th, 2013
As per usual, the post-holiday weekend suffers a slump, but it was worse than expected with nearly every film failing to live up to predictions. Fast and Furious 6 fell very far, but it still came out on top. Meanwhile, Now You See Me topped expectations and topped After Earth over the weekend. Now You See Me was the one lone bright spot on an otherwise soft weekend, and the overall box office fell 35% to $164 million. On the other hand, this was still 15% higher than the same weekend last year. 2013 was able to pull out the win thanks to a much deeper box office. Six films earned more than $10 million this weekend compared to just three earning more than $10 million last year.
May 29th, 2013
Memorial Day long weekend has come and gone and it was a boon to the box office numbers. Not only did Fast and Furious 6 reach the high end of predictions, as did Epic. On the other hand, The Hangover III struggled. The positives overrode the negatives by a large margin and the overall box office rose to $254.37 million, which is a new record for a three-day Memorial Day weekend. Adding in Monday, and the box office made $313.18 million. The three-day portion of the weekend rose 65% compared to last weekend and 67% compared to last year. This weekend earned more than $100 million more than the same weekend in 2012. That is something that usually only happens when there's a misalignment in holiday weekends. If you add in Monday, 2013's Memorial Day long weekend earned 63% more than the Memorial Day long weekend from 2012. Granted, 2013 is still far behind 2012, but this is great news. Hopefully it will keep up for a while.
May 26th, 2013
Memorial Day weekend will be one for the record books, thanks to a gigantic opening for Fast and Furious 6 and a gaggle of good results for a trailing pack of three films. The Hangover III will pick up $42.4 million (the worst opening weekend for the franchise, but still a solid performance by any measure); Star Trek Into Darkness is looking at a good hold with around $38 million Friday-Sunday and $121 million so far; and Epic gets off to a good start with $34.2 million, which is comfortably the most ever earned by a 4th-place finisher, besting Madea's Witness Protection's opening last year. But the real accolades must be reserved for Fast and Furious.
May 24th, 2013
It's the Memorial Day long weekend and there are three new films looking to take advantage of the holiday, plus a number of holdovers that will likely still bring in a lot of money. Fast and Furious 6 is leading the way in terms of box office potential and many think it will crack $100 million over four days; some think it will crack $100 million over three days. The Hangover III debuted on Thursday, which will give it a jump on the competition, but soften its weekend numbers. Finally, there's Epic, a family film that seems like a sure hit, except there is a lot of competition this weekend. Star Trek into Darkness, Iron Man 3, and The Great Gatsby are all still doing well and should provide some competition for the three new releases. All combined, those six films should make as much as the entire box office did last year and 2013 will start to close the gap with 2012.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Ken Jeong||3||Mr. Chow||$1,414,228,463||$4,639,429,694||30.5%|
|Mike Epps||2||Black Dog||$827,764,158||$1,748,956,972||47.3%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Dan Goldberg||3||Producer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$1,625,967,506||87.0%|
|Thomas Tull||3||Executive Producer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$12,954,332,505||10.9%|
|Scott Budnick||3||Executive Producer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$1,917,034,150||73.8%|
Character Creator (2)
|Chris Bender||3||Executive Producer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$3,042,676,600||46.5%|
|J.C. Spink||3||Executive Producer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$3,155,684,019||44.8%|
|Lawrence Sher||3||Cinematographer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$2,015,460,682||70.2%|
|Debra Neil-Fisher||3||Editor (3)||$1,414,228,463||$3,551,289,869||39.8%|
First Assistant Director (1)
|Christophe Beck||3||Composer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$8,795,605,381||16.1%|
|Randall Poster||3||Music Supervisor (3)||$1,414,228,463||$6,887,978,094||20.5%|
|George Drakoulias||3||Music Supervisor (3)||$1,414,228,463||$5,136,683,425||27.5%|
|Louise Mingenbach||3||Costume Designer (3)||$1,414,228,463||$6,339,824,680||22.3%|
|Craig Mazin||2||Screenwriter (2)||$948,464,377||$1,558,519,748||60.9%|
Character Creator (1)
|David A. Siegel||2||Co-Producer (2)||$1,052,228,391||$1,946,282,539||54.1%|
|Bill Brzeski||2||Production Designer (2)||$1,052,228,391||$6,418,574,174||16.4%|
|Danielle Berman||2||Set Decorator (2)||$1,052,228,391||$5,536,588,749||19.0%|
|Robert Stadd||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$948,464,377||$1,546,492,224||61.3%|
|Jeffrey J.P. Wetzel||2||Assistant Director (2)||$1,052,228,391||$2,075,380,980||50.7%|