LONDON, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Todd Phillips Follows Up 2009's Box Office Smash Hit The Hangover.
The Hangover Part II, director Todd Phillips' follow-up to his 2009 box office phenomenon The Hangover, woke up number one at the UK box office this weekend with a staggering opening weekend of GBP13,108M*.
The announcement was made today by Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros Entertainment UK.
"Given the success of the first film, we knew it would have a huge audience, but these incredible results exceeded our expectations," said Berger. "Todd Phillips and his cast have delivered another comedy home run."
The Hangover Part II is director Todd Phillips' follow-up to his 2009 smash hit The Hangover, which earned $470 million worldwide, making it the top-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, and also won the Golden Globe for Best Film - Comedy or Musical.
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film, reprising their roles from The Hangover. The main cast also includes Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor, who also return from the first film, and Mason Lee, Jamie Chung and Oscar(R) nominee Paul Giamatti, who join the ensemble.
Phillips directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Craig Mazin & Scot Armstrong. Phillips also produced the film under his Green Hat Films banner, together with Dan Goldberg. Thomas Tull, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are the executive producers, with David A. Siegel and Jeffrey Wetzel serving as co-producers.
Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski, editors Debra Neil-Fisher and Mike Sale, costume designer Louise Mingenbach, and composer Christophe Beck.
Now in worldwide release, "The Hangover Part II" is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Notes to Editors:
The Hangover Part II opened at UK cinemas on Thursday 26th May.
* The 5 day opening weekend figure includes an estimate for Monday 31st May 2011.
SOURCE Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd