After five previous installments that performed very well—but not amazingly well—at the box office, “Fast & Furious 6” has become the massive hit nobody saw coming. It smashed the opening weekend gross of “Fast 5” and came in first by a long shot. Over the four day Memorial Day holiday, the action flick starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson grossed a whopping $120.01 million, knocking away new releases like “The Hangover Part III” and last weekend’s number one movie, “Star Trek Into Darkness”.
Speaking of “The Hangover”, that film performed great as well. It may not have been the massive success everyone was expecting, and it didn’t even come close to overtaking “Fast 6”, but considering that it’s an R-rated comedy, $51.2 million for an opening weekend gross is pretty darn outstanding. The third and final part in the highly popular buddy comedy series hasn’t been receiving rave reviews at all, but it’s obvious that audiences are still turning out to see these characters get into trouble. “Star Trek” followed behind it in third with an also substantial $47 million.
“Epic” was the only family-friendly movie that opened this weekend, so it also performed well. The animated forest-set adventure debuted in fourth with $42.6 million. On the indie set, “Mud” jumped up a spot to seventh place, while “Frances Ha” just barely missed making it in to the top twelve, coming in thirteenth with $708,000 in only sixty theaters nationwide.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. The following are four-day estimates (May 24-27).
- “Fast & Furious 6”: $120.01 million
- “The Hangover Part III”: $51.2 million
- “Star Trek Into Darkness”: $47 million
- “Epic”: $42.6 million
- “Iron Man 3”: $24.3 million
- “The Great Gatsby”: $17.02 million
- “Mud”: $2.4 million
- “The Croods”: $1.61 million
- “42”: $1.6 million
- “Oblivion”: $1.09 million
- “Oz the Great and Powerful”: $838,000
- “Pain and Gain”: $800,000
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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