The Hangover is one of the much-loved franchises across the globe. Directed by Todd Phillips, the franchise is considered a huge success in the rated R genre. It features Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and Justin Bartha in lead roles, making the beloved Wolfpack of the audience.
Out of the trilogy, the first instalment ‘The Hangover’ remains to be the most critically acclaimed part of the franchise. Released in 2009, the film opened up to highly positive response from cine-goers too. For viewers, Mike Tyson’s special appearance proved to be a bonus, who were already laughing out loud due to one night’s goof up. The film was a huge commercial success with a worldwide gross of $ 469 million.
After the grand success of The Hangover, Todd Phillips and the wolfpack came together for the second time in 2011 and as expected, the team stormed the box office. With more meaty role to Ken Jeong aka Leslie Chow, the film was a hardcore laugh riot but on the critical front, it garnered mixed reviews. At the global box office, The Hangover part 2 made $ 587 million. It’s the highest-grossing instalment of the franchise.
Once again, after 2 years, the team and Todd Phillips came together for The Hangover part 3. Shockingly, the film received more unfavourable reviews as compared to the second instalment. Also, it ended up collecting less than the first part but still turned out to be a success. It collected $ 362 million at the global box office. The journey of ‘crazy’ buddies and their wild adventures came to end here, which left fans teary-eyed.
On the whole, the rated R trilogy of Todd Phillips crossed $ 1.4 billion mark with a gross total of $ 1.418 billion approx. globally.