THE HANGOVER PART III tops Australian box office on opening weekend

Box office results show that Australians are not quite over their Hangover, with the third and final instalment of the film claiming the number one spot on its opening weekend.

Director Todd Phillips’ conclusion to the three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions grossed approximately $8.9 million on 496 screens across Australia from Thursday to Sunday to be the biggest opening weekend for a comedy in 2013. It is also the year’s second highest opening weekend behind Iron Man 3 (3D).

The first two films of the record-breaking comedy franchise earned $54 million in Australia and just over $1 billion internationally.

“Australians have always been known for their wild sense of humour and with results like this it is clear that we are not ready for the party to be over,” said Roadshow Films Director of Marketing Phil Oneile.

THE HANGOVER PART III is now showing in Australian cinemas