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