Just out of the gate, THE HANGOVER PART II has already broken all records with its FIRST showings!
The anxiously awaited sequel premiered with midnight showings at some 2600 north American theatre locations to an incredible $10.4 million!
And that my friends is a new all time midnight show record for an R-rated film!
The previous R-rated midnight record holder was last year’s PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 which collected $6 million at the bewitching hour.
By comparison, so far this year’s midnight bonanzas have included PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES with $4.7 million, FAST FIVE at $3.8 million and THOR with a midnight haul of $3.3 million.
What a way for the raunchy comedy to kickstart the holiday weekend which is now being projected to gross $120 million in ticket sales through Memorial Day!