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Infographic: 'The Hangover' Formula

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Just like how Alan (Zach Galifianakis) used card counting to win $80 grand in the first "Hangover" movie, director Todd Phillips and screenwriter Craig Mazin have broken down every element that made it the most successful R-rated comedy of all time in order to repeat that success twice more.

By now you may have heard that "The Hangover Part III" diverges from the formula which was merely copied and pasted for "Part II," but if you check out our infographic you can plainly see this third Wolf Pack outing is no game of chance. How funny any of these repeat strategies might be is the luck of the draw, but the movie house always wins.

See how Phillips, Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms beat the dealers to come up with three of a kind. Click on the image below for a larger version.

The Hangover Series' winning formula

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