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.