Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ smash hit The Hangover has added another milestone to its record-breaking 2009 run. Since its release on Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th 2009, the film has become the #1 comedy of all time on the DVD charts with combined consumer and rental sales topping 8.6 million units with 1.5 million units coming from Blu-ray purchases. Strong sales are expected to continue bringing the six-month estimate to 9.5 million units.
“We are thrilled that ‘The Hangover’ is enjoying the same level of success as it had on the big screen, having become the #1 comedy of all time on DVD. Working with a filmmaker as talented as Todd Phillips to bring this film to DVDboth for the fans who want to see it again and again, and for those who may not yet have seen ithas been a privilege,” said Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video.
The Hangover was a 2009 box office surprise hit, earning more than $467 million worldwide during its theatrical run, making it the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time.