‘Hangover 2’ Posts Record Opening Day

078844H1.jpgWarner Bros.’ Hangover: Part II earned $31.7 million on Thursday which includes record midnight screenings of $10.4 million.  This is the largest single day opening gross for a comedy.  This Hangover is off to a stellar start and is likely to earn around $125 million for its first 5 days and around $90 million for the Friday through Monday period.  The film is certain to post the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated comedy ever eclipsing the ladies of the first Sex and the City film and its $56.8 million debut.

SELECTED OPENING DAY LIVE-ACTION COMEDY GROSSES          

Title and Distributor/Rating                       Opening Date          Single-Day Opening Gross

THE HANGOVER: PART II (WARNER BROS.) – Rated R     Thu, 5/26/11     $31,700,000

SEX AND THE CITY (WARNER BROS.) – Rated R    Fri, 5/30/08    $26,700,000

       

AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (New Line) –  Rated PG-13    Fri, 7/26/02    $26,500,000

       

RUSH HOUR 2 (NEW LINE)- Rated PG-13    Fri, 8/3/01    $22,600,000

       

AUSTN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME (NEW LINE) – Rated PG-13    Fri, 6/11/99    $20,200,000

       

BRUCE ALMIGHTY (UNIVERSAL) – Rated PG-13    Fri, 5/23/03    $20,100,000

       

THE HANGOVER (WARNER BROS.) – Rated R    Fri, 6/5/09    $16,700,000

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