Parallel universes of 'Hangover' & 'Bridesmaids'

"The Bridesmaids" has been called "The Hangover" for women, and they're both among the most commercially successful R-rated comedies of all time. Now, with the opening of "The Hangover 2," we compare the two blockbusters, "Hangover" and "Bridesmaids."

Box office opening weekend $44 million / $26 million

Who's getting married? Justin Bartha / Maya Rudolph

Who has the creepy boyfriend/girlfriend they need to ditch? Ed Helms / Kristen Wiig

Who is the kooky, stocky misfit? Zach Galifianakis / Melissa McCarthy

Cast member who also stars in TV's "The Office" Ed Helms / Ellie Kemper

What causes the groomsmen/bridesmaids to vomit?

The word "Jägermeister" / Brazilian food

How could you make the most popular R-rated comedy of all time, guaranteed? Have Alan (Zach Galifianakis) from "The Hangover" marry Megan (Melissa McCarthy) from "The Bridesmaids" and get Todd Phillips to direct and Judd Apatow to produce. Call it "Hungover Bridesmaids."

- Gary Thompson