'Hangover Part II' biggest R-rated comedy ever
June 20th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

'Hangover Part II' biggest R-rated comedy ever

Raunch sells.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, "The Hangover Part II" reached $488.7 million in worldwide box office receipts making it the most successful R-rated comedy of all time.

The sequel surpassed the $467.5 million earned worldwide by the original film.

"Through Sunday, 'Hangover II’s' international gross was $256 million, while it has earned $232.7 million so far in North America," The Hollywood Reporter said.  "Internationally, the biggest territories include the U.K. ($48 million), Germany ($31.5 million) and Australia ($30.4 million)."

The film has yet to open in Japan and Spain.

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  1. gloryrobbins

    I wonder if this tattoo artist would be willing to share the settlement funds with traditional and sacred Maori moko artists who he initially "ripped off" for Tyson's tattoo. http://bit.ly/mIT7Fv

    June 23, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. danielsgirl

    Isn't it time for harry potter to grow up shouldn't he be Harold potter by now.

    June 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chococrazy

    .... Is all I'm gonna say

    June 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nerp

    Ummmmmm. I like that movie..... uuuhhhh, yeeeeeeeeaaaah. So, I hear it's going to rain today...... go rain......makes the plants happy and stuff........

    June 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. uncle salty

    Another lame movie that a bunch of lame people, who wished they had a "hangover" experience of their own, went to go see to try to live vicariously through it. Next thing you know Hollywood is going to show us the contents of unflushed toilets to see if that will get a laugh and saddly some will think it is hilarious

    June 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    Um, actually, Beverly Hills Cop is still the biggest R rated comedy of all time, since regardless of what price people paid for their ticket to see it, BHC sold more tickets and therefore more people saw it, making it "The Biggest". Animal House is the 2nd biggest of all time.

    June 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hermione Granger

    ~**~*HARRY POTTER RULZ*~**~

    June 21, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tommy S.

    I haven't been so eager for my wife to come home! I seriously enjoy watching funny movies with my youthfullness, she has a cool sense of humor(or at least puts up with my "MAN HUMOR"

    June 21, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. slick

    it made money cuz it was funny,or maybe all the other movies just sucked a lot more,oh yeah,harry potter sux ace !!!

    June 21, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. sean

    i agree that prices are going up thus the sales are going up but during a time when the economy is not spending this is pretty impressive. and to the harry potter lovers (which i am too) relax with the comments your looking stupid comparing harry potter to the hangover is rediculous.

    June 21, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Andy

    I hate how they say "oh its the top grossing film of all time" ...of COURSE it is everything is sooo expensive...what do expect when prices r going up?

    June 21, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. onehunglow

    Saw it.loved it.great comedy..this is the same stuff that can and does happen in real life .blackin out from too much fun.and too much booze..lmao at this sequel..

    June 21, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. vomitom

    Rest in peace Ryan!!!!

    June 21, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jose

    First was by far much better and funnier. Second was horrible, is living off the waves of first

    June 21, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. gabriel.R

    Stop hating so much ppl the hangover2 was a funny grafic movie have some sense of humor

    June 21, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  16. gonsuxit

    Fyi... They account for inflation and base an average price of admission vs total # of tickets sold. Also, the highest grossing R movie was actually E.T.

    June 21, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  17. rhoshon

    The movie was great.I like better than the first.

    June 21, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  18. gonsuxit

    As a single black man I am very offended by this.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  19. manny

    They should base hangover 3 on harry potter. Him and hogwarts wake up not remembering what happened and one of the mysteries is why harry's bum feels like it was violated.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  20. Name*Chieflaughingwagon

    This isn't Diagon Alley... I must have gotten lost.... Flu powder

    June 21, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  21. Charlie Sheen


    June 21, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Mona Rodriguez

      I've said before this show provides a break and reminds us of the stupid s$%= that we can get into with friends if left unsupervised. Although, Hangover can push a little far at times like most comedies today-it has a laugh here and there from relateable characters (Dr. Chow is a doctor who nailed his role). Laughter is good for the soul, Ha Ha!

      June 21, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  22. Kelly

    @donnie you sure are a dumbazz.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  23. Dustin

    I thought it was a funny movie, definitely worth the money i paid to see it.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  24. donnie

    Harry Potter sure is an incredible show. I wish it wasnt over.

    June 21, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  25. katie

    Bradley Cooper cant be the next James Bond, you idiot. He isnt british.

    June 21, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  26. TOMCAT1

    Does this mean we're gonna continue to see Bradley Cooper's terrible acting? What a phony poser! At least Brad Pitt has some talent.

    June 21, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  27. madhater

    1 of my few movie regrets was buying into the hype of the 1st one, I learned from my mistake. Americans are not the only idiots after all!

    June 21, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  28. Donovan

    I won't watch this movie but I bet it is awesome!

    June 21, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  29. peter r. tompskin


    June 21, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  30. TD

    That was one of the most predictable waste of film I have ever seen.

    June 21, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. Name*chris

    Daniel radcliff should be the next james bond!

    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  32. Julie

    Part 2 sucked. Not funny but I will pay $ to see Bradley Cooper in anything. He should be the next James Bond – he is FINE!

    June 20, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  33. real change.

    where the hell did stomach cancer come in? mubarak supporter?

    June 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. real change.

    vote ron paul for president. that way i can live the hangover lifestyle a free man not controlled by govt.

    June 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  35. bella

    love the hangover is soooo funny l.o.l.....

    June 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Chief

    Hangover sucked

    June 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mew

    I've been using a litterbox for a week now instead of the toilet and alls I have to say is this...watching Hangover 2 is very similar. You leave with sand in your crack but oh so satisfied...num num baby!

    June 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Daniel Troppy

    Today when we can all get a good laugh because we need a good laugh is a good day!!!!

    June 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Izzy

    To me, it's a good accomplishment but it means squat. Movies are so overpriced these days, so to compare it to movies from 10+ years ago that were selling at half the cost, is ridiculous. Keep track of tickets sold and I'm sure it'd be telling a different story. 😉

    June 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmm

      Ridiculous argument. More people see movies these days because more people can afford it. Same with commercial flying.

      June 21, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  40. friday

    Stop hatin the movie was funny other wise it wouldnt have made that much money. think about it, it did better than the first come on two thumbs up

    June 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jim in Auburn

    Would't that be it is missing a 'm'? Who's the moron now?

    June 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  42. daniel

    Everyone keeps spelling it wrong. What are you? A bunch of nincompoops? You keep leaving the r out. It is spelled mormon. n o t moron. You dang mormons.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  43. AZonie

    I liked it but thought the first one was better. This one was predictable in many ways because of the first one.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  44. george

    There needs be an AA for films.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. kellie

    anyone who has the slightest bit of a sense of humour would appreciate the hangover II ..it was funny..my husband and I laughed the entire time. I am not surprised at the money it has brought in.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  46. govinda

    half the fun & double the nudity, triple the vulgarity of the original. stil worth a shot. hanging for hangover 3.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  47. minnie

    Saw #1 so thought the sequel would be just as good... NO! Got a few laughs, but otherwise, it was disgusting!

    June 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Hangoversuxs

    Still have not seen it and not planning too

    June 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Sir Niggs A Lot

    I would have enjoyed this more if galafanakis took a dump on a chicks chest after eating nachos bell grande.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. what what in the butt

    I read this article and subsequent comments while wrestling a demon turd from my but. All good now! Flushed and wiped like a big boy!!

    June 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  51. scorch

    The first one rocked, the 2nd one is riding off the wave of the first but it still scores some points.

    June 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jack MeHoff

    Yeah!!! The only reason why there is no more Chris Farley and David Spade movies is because Farley died. Wonder how many more flicks with have those 2 in it?

    June 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Sir Niggs A Lot

    Jesus is a faker

    June 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Phil McCracken

    The movie is just as predictable as Home Alone 2. Should we shoot for a 3rd Hangover??

    June 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  55. theghettohippie

    It's has to be off the strength of the first movie, cuz the sequel sucked!

    June 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Txt

    It was good but I still can't get over the fact that when they get back to the wedding there was really no concern over Teddy's finger beyond is dad asking how he was and him responding "ok". He needed immediate treatment for possible infection and was obviously not ok.

    June 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  57. satana

    Stfu josh. Grow up.

    June 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. guyfromsamoa

    Its much better than the first one and much more graphic. Haha. Bit disgustin in some bits but overall, Mr. Chow and the guys pulled it off!

    June 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  59. mike masters


    June 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Stephen Urkel

    Did I do that?

    June 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Miguel

    si muchacho. el fonzie es un muy bueno compadre.

    June 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Arthur Fonzarelli


    June 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. JEM

    They have a sickness. It is just like the trolls. They cant help themselves.

    June 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Superhiro

    That's a shame.

    June 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  65. San Jose

    Too bad the movie was awful!

    June 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • humberto

      See, they know how to give people stomac cancer with Helicobacter pylori microaerophilic bacteria .

      June 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy Lee

      Exactly right. If Hollywood is spending many millions in making these movies, why can't they hire decent writers? You can't tell me that they can't do any better than this. Step up your game, Hollywood.

      June 21, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  66. daniel

    I want to post about Harry Potter some more. Not this stuff. Drunks are just stupid losers.

    June 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh Malchman

      Ill ignore the fact that your comment was totally emasculating. But seriously if you dont have a valid comment aside from I dont like drunks GTFO. go post on your harry potter fan page and leave the people who enjoy real comedy alone and stay within the realm of reality.

      June 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gitmonationnorth

      Harry Potter the fem wizard, fear my little scepter stick thing!! Yeesh! Soo glad it's the last one!

      June 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • SuT

      This is a story about the Hangover not Harry Potter. Did you get lost somewhere along the way?

      June 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • America


      Yes his comments were unnecessary. But please let me know when you find actual comedy...because this movie was about as funny as TB.

      Signed, Non-KoolAid drinkers

      June 21, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |

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