In 2009, Todd Phillips and Daniel Goldberg co-produced the American comedy The Hangover, which was also written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first book of the trilogy titled The Hangover. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor are among the actors that appear in the movie. It relates the tale of Doug Billings (Bartha), Phil Wenneck (Cooper), Stu Price (Helms), Alan Garner (Galifianakis), and their trip to Las Vegas for Doug’s bachelor celebration. But when Phil, Stu, and Alan awaken, Doug is gone and they have no recollection of what happened the night before. They have to find the groom before the wedding can go place.
The Hangover was a critical and financial triumph when it was released on June 5, 2009. With a worldwide total of approximately $467 million, the movie rose to the tenth-highest earning position of 2009. In addition to several other awards, the movie won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It surpassed the record held for over 25 years by Beverly Hills Cop as the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the United States.