Debauchery paid off in a big way for "The Hangover Part III," as the latest installment in the black-out franchise generated $3.1 million in late night screenings on Wednesday, according to studio estimates.
That's a strong number for midnight shows on a hump day, though it can't compete with the $10.4 million "The Hangover Part II" generated in late night screenings when it hit theaters two years ago. That was a record number for an R-rated release.
The sequel will expand to 3,555 theaters nationwide on Thursday in advance of Memorial Day Weekend. The holiday will be a particularly stacked one for big budget movies, as Universal's "Fast & Furious 6" and Fox's animated "Epic" debut on the weekend as well and "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Iron Man 3" are expected to continue drawing crowds...