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Flicks Flashback: 'The Hangover' gets ready for fifth anniversary party

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Taking three actors who were just barely known at the time and putting their characters in ridiculous situation in Las Vegas may not have seemed liked a billion dollar idea at the time but it sure turned into one.

The Hangover
Original Release Date: June 5, 2009
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $35, Opening: $44.9, Total: $277.3, Worldwide: $469.5

Flicks Facts:

-An actual taser was planned to be used during the police station scene but studio lawyer made them use a prop.

-"Stu's Song" and "Three Best Friends” were both improvised by the actor’s singing them.

-Actors Ed Helms, Rachael Harris, Rob Riggle and Matt Walsh all at one point were correspondents for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”

Other Notable Milestones

1 Year Ago
The Purge
Original Release Date: June 7, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $3, Opening: $34, Total: $64.4, Worldwide: $91

Flashback: “The Purge” came out of nowhere to dominate last summer and it’s no wonder why we’ll be getting a sequel this summer.

10 Years Ago
Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Askaban
Original Release Date: May 29, 2009

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $130, Opening: $93.6, Total: $249.5, Worldwide: $796.6

Flashback: Harry Potter movies=money. Enough said.

15 Years Ago
Instinct
Original Release Date: May 4, 1999

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $55, Opening: $10, Total: $34.1, Worldwide: NA

Flashback: Sean Connery is without a doubt one of the most talented actors of all time…this one though was not his finest choice.

20 Years Ago
The Cowboy Way
Original Release Date: June 3, 1994
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $40, Opening: $5, Total: $24.1, Worldwide: NA

Flashback: Before he was Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland teamed up to ride with Woody Harrelson and a pre-“The Practice” Dylan McDermott for this fish-out-of-water comedy. Luckily they’ve all moved onto better projects.

Next week: Before ‘The Matrix,’ he lived box office life in the fast lane.

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