‘Hangover III’ Laughs Way to $82M at Overseas Box Office

The finale in Todd Phillips' raunchy comedy series is easily outpacing "Hangover II"

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

U.S. audiences may have cooled to “The Hangover Part III,” but the finale in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ raunchy comedy franchise looks hotter than ever overseas.

Todd Phillips‘ R-rated three-quel generated an impressive $82 million from 54 markets over the weekend, surpassing the totals of "Hangover II" in every region. That raised its overall international total to $110 million and, with $88 million from North America so far, its worldwide total stands at $198 million. 

Universal's "Fast & Furious 6" wasn't far behind, with $75 million from 62 markets — just a 49 percent drop from its opening weekend abroad — and has now taken in $310 million overseas. Combined with the U.S. estimated gross of $170.4 million, the worldwide total is $480.6 million.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” sailed to strong $25 million in its debut in China, and wound up with $37 million from overseas this weekend. Its international gross is now $147 million, well past the $127 million that “Star Trek” managed in 2009, with several key territories still to open including Japan, Brazil, France, Italy and Spain. The film played in 43 markets.

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Fox's animated family film "Epic" delivered $28.5 million from 56 markets, lifting its international total to $86 million and its worldwide gross to $151 million. Russia was the top territory at nearly $8 million.

“Hangover Part III” did best in Germany, where it took in $15 million. That’s the biggest opening of the year there and the biggest opening ever for a U.S. comedy.

Russia ($9.3 million), Italy ($7.6 million) and France ($6.6 million) were also strong and it remained No. 1 in the U.K. for the second week with $4.5 million.

“The Hangover Part III” took in nearly $16 million in North America this weekend, after debuting to $64 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, well below the $85 million that "Hangover II" managed over a comparable period.

Warner Bros. also saw a strong holdover performance from "The Great Gatsby," which brought in roughly $23 million from 55 territories to raise its international total to $120 million and its worldwide gross to $248 million after four weeks.