Despite harsh cricital reviews, The Hangover, Part II is making truckloads of money. And what does Warner Bros. like more than truckloads of money? MORE truckloads of money. This is our way of saying they’re already planning the make a third Hangover flick.
The sequel to the unexpected hit has earned $200 million (in just five days, no less), and writer Craig Mazin is planning a third script.
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If you liked The Hangover, does that automatically mean you should like The Hangover, Part II? Well, yeah… unless you expect too much from it. If you want to watch a very funny movie with plenty of call backs to its parent flick (you know, the reason it exists), and you’re excited about seeing lovable characters a second time around, you’ll absolutely enjoy The Hangover, Part II. If you’re expecting breakthrough comedy, deep meaning, something brand-new and never-before-seen, you might be disappointed… but why would you be expecting that?
Die-hard fans of the original probably aren’t, but the critics have been rabid in their dislike for the lighthearted sequel. It’s an almost-summer, holiday weekend ensemble comedy, and most movie reviewers are screaming for blood in their respective columns. Why? Because the movie isn’t original enough.
Critics have widely panned The Hangover, Part II, but that didn’t deter holiday weekend moviegoers. The comedy sequel earned massive bucks for Warner Bros., and surpassed box office earnings for its parent flick.
So who cares what critics say, anyway? The ensemble comedy earned $137.4, after enjoying the biggest-ever Thursday opening for a film ($31.6 million).
Kung Fu Panda 2 fell far short of the first-place mark, earning $62.2 million during the three-day weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides racked up $50.4 million in third place. Bridesmaids earned $21 million, and Thor finishes off the top five with $12 million. Maybe some bad reviews would boost their box office mojo?
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The Hangover, Part II is set to open in theaters this weekend… or, is it? One thing may still delay the opening -- Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo.
More specifically, the fact that Ed Helms is wearing it in the flick (or, something that looks a lot like it). The tattoo artist who originally put the ink on Tyson’s face is suing Warner Bros. for copyright violation. S. Victor Whitmill, the artist behind the suit, is also asking for an injuction which would block the film’s May 26 release.
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Liam Neeson’s cameo won’t be included in The Hangover: Part II after all. The actor was brought in to a play a tattoo artist, replacing actor Mel Gibson when the movie’s cast refused to work with him. Neeson was needed on set for a few reshoots (as the scene had already been filmed), but he was too busy on the set of Clash of the Titans 2 to work it in.
The Hangover: Part II is due in theaters in May, and director Todd Phillips just couldn’t wait. Actor/writer/director/poker player Nick Cassavetes will take on the role instead. Phillips says the scene is now finished, and viewers will see the Cassavetes version in theaters.
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The Hangover: Part II probably isn’t the best movie for your niece, age 7... but the trailer for it is supposed to be. Pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America has forced Warner Bros. to pull their raunchy, monkey-infused trailer for the flick from movie houses. You can see the controversial trailer in the video above.
The objectional bit of the trailer is part of a scene featuring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms together with a monkey and an elderly gent. Alan (Galifianakis) sticks a water bottle in the pants of the elderly gent, and the monkey… well, you can watch it above.
Expect a new trailer in theaters by April 15.
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UPDATE: You can see pictures of Clinton on the set here.
If you thought Mel Gibson's hiring -- then firing -- would be The Hangover 2's biggest casting news, you would be wrong.
Turns out there's another guy who could possibly generate more buzz than the beleaguered actor: former President Bill Clinton.
According to People, Clinton filmed a brief cameo in the comedy sequel over the weekend. An aide to the former POTUS -- who was already in Bangkok, Thailand talking about clean energy -- says he appeared as himself.
No other details about Clinton's guest stint were revealed.
The Hangover 2 is scheduled for release on May 26, 2011.
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Hangover 2 director Todd Phillips spilled a few juicy details from the set of the movie -- and the one we’re most excited about is Mike Tyson.
The iconic boxer will appear in the sequel for another cameo, though whether he’ll punch Zack Galifianakis again remains a mystery.
In a recent interview, Phillips said was undisturbed by Tyson's comments that he used his Hangover money to buy drugs. "I love that quote!" he cried.
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Liam Neeson has been selected to take over the tattoo artist role in Hangover 2, a cameo originally given to Mel Gibson. When some members of the cast and crew protested to Gibon’s participation in the film, a rep for both actors quickly swapped the one for the other.
The rep joked that Neeson would join the film “pending clearance of cast and crew background check.” Apparently, the Irish actor passed the test because TMZ is reporting that Neeson arrived in L.A. Saturday to begin working on the film.
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It appears Hollywood is not yet ready to forgive and forget when it comes to Mel Gibson.
Earlier this week, we wondered whether audiences would welcome a cameo from Mel in The Hangover Part II. Unfortunately, we'll never know the answer.
Although someone had tapped the Oscar winner to play a tattoo artist in the comedy, the casting decision was not embraced by all those involved. On Thursday, Warner Bros. issued a press releasing announcing Gibson's dismissal from the project.
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