The Hangover: Part II has become the biggest R-rated comedy ever.
There were very high expectations for the sequel to what many would refer to as ‘the’ comedy of 2009.
The Hangover 2 must have done something right, as it is now the biggest R-rated comedy ever.
It opened three weeks ago in America, and has since experienced storming success at the worldwide box office.
The Hangover reached $467.5 million worldwide at the box office; only 3 weeks in and its follow-up has reached $488.7 million worldwide.
Interestingly The Hangover: Part II has taken more money internationally than it has domestically; impressive for any American film, especially a comedy.
The Wolfpack proved popular in the UK the second time around, taking £10,409,017 in its opening weekend, compared to the first instalment’s £2,249,747.
Still going strong at the UK box Office, The Hangover: Part II stands at number 2, beating X-Men: First Class into third place (and that one has been out for one week less than Hangover 2).