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‘Hangover III’: the Hangover That Just Won’t End

The Hangover Part III

Toy Story 3, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Return of The Jedi are some of the most well reviewed films of the last 30 years. They are considered great films despite being the third film in a successful franchise. The Hangover III won't go down in history as the worst threequel of all-time, but it definitely forces itself into the discussion with characters that haven't changed one bit since the first film and a stale formula that expired about 5 minutes into Part III.

One of the things the things the film has going for it is its return to gags that center themselves around the repartee (if you can call it that) between the three major characters. Too bad this film forces Leslie Chow down our throats for the majority of the 100 minute running time, whom I have deemed the Jar Jar Binks of comedy films. Okay, maybe he's not that bad, but part of the charm of Mr. Chow in previous Hangover installments was the fact that he showed up when we least expected it.

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The Hangover III to Be Shot in Las Vegas

The Hangover castThe Hangover III will be filmed in Las Vegas.

While the second installment in the comedy franchise - starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - was set in Asia, the third and final movie will return to its roots in the gambling capital in the state of Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, parts of the film featuring guest star Mike Tyson will be shot just off the Las Vegas Strip and at Caesars Palace. The movie is set to feature the friends trying to spring Alan (Zach) from a mental hospital and will also be shot in Tijuana and Los Angeles with production expected to begin in September.

Director Todd Phillips is back on board for the project and promised the customary "mayhem, despair and bad decisions."

"I'm so excited to embark on another Hangover film with Bradley, Ed and Zach. We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned. It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions."


Hangover III to Film in September

The Hangover II

The Hangover Part III will begin production in September. The third installment in the comedy movie series - starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms - is planned for a May 2013 release, although a storyline is not yet known.

President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Jeff Robinov revealed he was delighted to have director Todd Phillips back on board for the project. "We are extremely pleased to have Todd Phillips and the guys back together again for another Hangover and we look forward to collaborating with them on another great movie," he said in a statement.

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Bradley Cooper: ‘Hangover III to Shoot Next Year’

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper has confirmed The Hangover III will shoot next autumn in Los Angeles. The actor - who played the part of Phil in the first two instalments of the Todd Phillips-directed comedy - admitted he is keen to get to work on the third in the franchise, and doesn't think it will follow the same path as the previous films.

"I personally want to do it. I hope we're going to start shooting in September. We adhered to the formula in the second one, for those of you who've seen it, and the third one, which would close the whole, sort of, trilogy, which now it would be a trilogy - even though we thought we would never make a second one, let alone anybody see the first one. I think it will take place in Los Angeles and maybe not adhere to the structure. It might be different."

Bradley - who stars alongside comedy star Zach Galifianakis in the movies - previously claimed he was very keen to appear in a third installment despite the second being one of the hardest projects he has worked on. "I'll do whatever Todd wants to do, he's the best, he's the greatest. And I love those guys and I love my character Phil so I would do it in a heartbeat. It was the hardest shoot I've ever done but I just love it. There's got to be a trilogy, you've got to close it up."


Hangover Part II Breaks Box Office Record

The Hangover Part IIAfter its impressive box office record, it's only a matter of time before the sequel to The Hangover Part II is greenlit. The follow-up to the 2009 film The Hangover has grossed over $488 million to become the most globally successful R-rated comedy ever.

The Hangover Part II - which reunites original cast members Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha for the movie set in Bangkok - took in $21.4 million this weekend, surpassing the $468 million generated from the first movie and bringing the combined total to almost one billion dollars.

Following on from the box office success of The Hangover Part II, it is likely the cast and crew will return for a third film in the franchise with star Zach - who plays Alan Garner in the Todd Phillips-directed films - already getting calls about it. "They want to do a Hangover 3. I'm getting fricking phone calls already," Galifianakis said.

Filmmaker Todd has previously revealed another film in the series would be the last and thought it would be good to change the "template" of the franchise: "If we were to do a third one, and quite honestly we really haven't talked about it. I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it's certainly not in the same template you've seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine, the third would very much a finale and an ending."


Hangover 3: Not a Done Deal, But a Safe Bet

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The Hangover, Part II

Despite harsh cricital reviews, The Hangover, Part II is making truckloads of money. And what does Warner Bros. like more than truckloads of money? MORE truckloads of money. This is our way of saying they’re already planning the make a third Hangover flick.

The sequel to the unexpected hit has earned $200 million (in just five days, no less), and writer Craig Mazin is planning a third script.

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Box Office Breakdown: Dawn Treader Sails Past Depp, Jolie

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sailed to a first place finish this weekend despite a lackluster start. The latest C.S. Lewis adaptation – which was produced for an estimated $145 million – earned only $24 million in domestic sales. That figure is $31 million less than Prince Caspian’s debut and approximately $41 million below The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s premiere.

Landing into second place was The Tourist, which rang in a disappointing $16.5 million. Although the film boasted two big A-list stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), the thriller turned in Depp’s smallest open for a wide release since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife.

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Box Office Breakdown: Tangled Climbs Above Potter

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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.

Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.

Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.

The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Deathly Hallows Avoids Getting Tangled

Tangled

Tangled's tresses weren't quite long enough to get past the Deathly Hallows last weekend.

Despite a $48.8 million debut ($68.7 million since Wednesday), Disney's latest animated feature found itself in a tight race. The film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi landed firmly into second place -- approximately $300,000 shy of two-time winner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, rang up $11.9 million in ticket sales and a fourth-place finish. Although that figure isn't exactly something to brag about, it does represent Cher's biggest opening to date.

Promises of nudity couldn't get Love and Other Drugs into the Top 5. The Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal movie earned less than $10 million and a sixth place debut. Meanwhile, Faster -- starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton -- grossed $8.5 million for seventh place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Harry Potter Breaks Franchise Record

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set a new record for the franchise this weekend – without the help of any 3-D prices.

The penultimate film in the series took in a magical $125 million, beating the previous mark set by 2005’s Goblet of Fire (which debuted to $102.7 million). The movie, which more than doubled what the other Top 10 entries did combined, also found itself ranked sixth on the all-time openers list.

In comparison, Paul Haggis’ did about 5% of what Harry Potter accomplished. That’s the smallest open for Russell Crowe since 2006’s A Good Year.

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