In one of the most anticipated box office showdowns of the summer,
The final installment in
On Wednesday, however, Warner Bros.' president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman insisted that the move had nothing to do with competition from the latest "Fast & Furious," which stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.
"I've been at a screening of this movie this morning and it's been a fantastic reaction from exhibitors," he said. "I've been kind of on the borderline, waiting to see if everything fell into place."
Fellman also pointed out that
On Monday, pre-release audience surveys indicated that the third "Hangover" was set to collect roughly $70 million over the four-day
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month, meanwhile, filmmaker Phillips told the Times he wasn't worried about "Fast & Furious 6" hurting the gross of his picture.