MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ The Hangover that released on Blu-ray and DVD on 15 December 2009 has become the number one 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 DVD—both for the fans who want to see it again and again, and for those who may not yet have seen it—has been a privilege," said Warner Home Video president Ron Sanders.
The Hangover earned more than $467 million worldwide during its theatrical run, making it the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Currently the film is nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for a Golden Globe in the category Best Motion Picture – comedy or musical. It also received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy, and was named one of the top ten films of the year by AFI.
The Hangover, stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha and Jeffrey Tambor. The film is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. Phillips and Dan Goldberg produced, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink serving as executive producers.