'The Hangover Part III' Beats 'Fast & Furious 6' to Theaters May 23rd
Briefly: In a couple weeks, the first competitive summer box office weekend arrives. The Hangover Part III will go head-to-head with Fast & Furious 6. They're both two very successful franchises, but they each also have nearly the same target demographic, so it will be interesting to see which films comes out on top. Well, the R-rated comedy from director Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis will get a slight head start with ERC Box Office (via SlashFilm) revealing Warner Bros. has decided to open the film everywhere on May 23rd, a day before Fast & Furious 6 hits theaters. But Justin Lin's action sequel will still open strong with plenty of late night showings, so we'll see what happens.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I expect both films to suck my ass by all means.
Bright_Boy on May 8, 2013
I think I'm more looking forward to Hangover III, fast and furious kind of looks like the same thing as last time, at least this time the hangover is different
Fidel Reyes on May 8, 2013
I'm not a fan of the F&F franchise so my opinion is invalid, BUT why do people still dish out coin to see cars go zoom zoom and people go splat? F&F is the equivalent to a teenager fetishizing Hot Wheels.
Tyler Morgan on May 8, 2013
I'll try to explain the best I can. I liked the 3rd, disliked the 2nd, and by the time the 3rd film came out, I stopped watching, it looked like the series was devolving in concept, appeal, and box office returns. I eventually DID see the 3rd, and was at least able to concede that it was the first in the franchise to have a real sense of style. Interesting color palette, a fun soundtrack, some noteworthy visuals in terms of certain shots and etc...but it didn't wow me. Fast & Furious came out, and I watched it on DVD, I liked it, it was fairly good...but nothing fantastic. A few friends convinced me to go see Fast Five opening weekend, and instead of another car/racing centric movie, what I got was very much an action oriented heist movie...and a thoroughly good one at that. I was shocked that five movies in the franchise seemed to FINALLY be hitting it's stride. How often is the 5th entry of ANY franchise the best by a wide margin? As of the fifth film, they moved the franchise into a much more interesting and entertaining direction that wasn't all about driving cars. Less racing, more action. The 6th one looks like it's upping the scale of the action yet again...and I will ALWAYS have an interest in a great action movie...ESPECIALLY one where they use a lot of practical effects over CGI...which the 5th film did and the 6th film looks to be doing.
Chris Groves on May 9, 2013
Love the F&F franchise. The Hangover I couldn't care less about. I hope F&F wins this one.
DavideCoppola on May 8, 2013
Screw both! I rather wait till June 14th!
Tey on May 8, 2013
May 17th should be worth it too
conradthegreat on May 8, 2013
Cool Im more of a Hangover fan anywise!
N. on May 8, 2013
I guess that's something.
DAVIDPD on May 8, 2013
Can't wait to skip both.
zey on May 9, 2013
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