Memorial Day Weekend Box Office – ‘Furious 6’ gets out to fast start

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Movies

It’s Memorial Day, families are gathering, burgers are cooking, kids are swimming and apparently everyone is flocking to the cinemaplex.   Jeremy Lin’s Fast & Furious 6 opened this weekend to much fanfare, being billed as the most action packed title of the franchise.  Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and The Rock all reunited for the sixth title in the series – what I like to call The Avengers of car racing – for a four-day total of $120M.

Fast & Furious 6 is already the best opening title in the franchise is poised to make over $200M this summer.   With a budget of $160M, Universal is poised to make their money back and then some.

Second this weekend at the box office was the disappointing The Hangover Part III, which pulled in $51M over the four days.  It’s a disappointing turnout for the supposed final film in the trilogy.  Compare this opening to the $80M The Hangover Part II made in 2011.

Third at the cinema’s this weekend was J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Into Darkness, which continued it’s good showing with $47M.  The movie’s second week brought it’s total up to $155M.  The film actually started its second week in more theaters than its first week, which is rather odd for a summer blockbuster.

Rounding out the top five at the movies was Blue Sky Stuios’ Epic and Iron Man 3.  The film’s brought in $42M and $24M respectively.

Here’s the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Fast & Furious 6 – $120 (NEW)

2) The Hangover Part III – $51.2 ($63)

3) Star Trek Into Darkness – $47 ($155.8)

4) Epic – $42.6 (NEW)

5) Iron Man 3 – $24.3 ($372.4)

6) The Great Gatsby – $17 ($117.7)

7) Mud – $2.4 ($15)

8) The Croods – $1.6 ($179.6)

9) 42 – $1.6 ($91.4)

10) Oblivion – $1 ($87.5)

 

Via Box Office Mojo

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