The "Hangover" franchise is no longer a laughing matter.
The third -- and promised final -- installment in the booze-fueled exploits of the so-called Wolf Pack is bombing at the
But early returns Friday suggested that the
The new "Fast" film, on the other hand, is racing away from the competition. Industry estimates before the Universal movie debuted late Thursday showed that "Fast & Furious 6" could gross as much as $100 million in its first four full days in theaters. The $160-million sequel should hit that mark, early returns showed.
Though the second “Hangover” movie grossed $586.8 million worldwide, the film was not received nearly as well as the 2009 original, which became a surprise word-of-mouth phenomenon. The new sequel reunites
Only 38% of the film's reviews were positive, according to Moviereviewintelligence.com. According to the review aggregation site, the first two "Hangover" films had reviews that respectively were 71% and 46% positive.