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“The Hangover Part III” Disappoints at Box Office, “Fast and Furious 6” to Win

As was the case with “Star Trek Into Darkness,” those behind “The Hangover Part III” did a very weak job of broadcasting the film’s Thursday opening.

Still, given the franchise’s one-time popularity, its opening day tally was a significant disappointment.

According to Deadline, the poorly-reviewed end to the trilogy earned an estimated $11 million Thursday, which marks a decline of more than $20 million from “The Hangover Part II”‘s opening day in 2011. In fact, that sequel to the critically-acclaimed comedy earned almost $11 million from its late-night Wednesday showings alone.

Clearly impacted by both bad reviews and disappointment in the quality of the second film, which was dismissed as a carbon copy of the original, “The Hangover Part III” now seems to have no chance of beating “Fast and Furious 6” at the box office this weekend.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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