'The Hangover' crosses $200 mn mark at US box office

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures‘ comedy The Hangover has crossed the $200 million mark in the US.

The film made a little over $11 million over the 4 July holiday weekend, bringing its current box office total to $205 million and still climbing. It is the fastest an R-rated comedy has hit $200 million at the US box office, having surpassed the number on 4 July, its 30th day in theatres.

In only its first month of release, The Hangover has already become the third highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time.

Warner Bros. Pictures president domestic distribution Dan Fellman said, "This is extraordinary for an R-rated comedy. We are thrilled by the response of audiences, who have kept ‘The Hangover‘ at or near the top of the box office through both strong word-of-mouth and repeat business. People are still flocking to catch The Hangover and we expect it to continue throughout the summer."

Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov stated, "From its opening weekend, The Hangover has caught fire with moviegoers, who have made it a surprise summer blockbuster

. We believed we had a hit on our hands when we saw it, but the response has been overwhelming. Congratulations to Todd Phillips, who has once again proven his ability to make audiences laugh and keep them coming back for more."

Legendary Pictures‘ Thomas Tull, who served as an executive producer on the film, says, "We are delighted with the success of The Hangover for all involved, especially our partners at Warner Bros., who have done a spectacular job on the film. We congratulate and thank our hilarious cast and the incredibly talented Todd Phillips, whose singular comedic vision is the reason the movie works so perfectly."

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