Weekend Box Office: Fast Five Floors It To The Front

By Scott Gwin 2011-05-01 22:42:57discussion comments
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The box office has been hungering all year for a hit to help break its ticket sales slump. Leave it to the fourth sequel in a hit and miss franchise to get the run up to summer jump started.

Fast Five sped into theaters this weekend, hauling away over $83 million. That's the biggest opening for a movie in the Fast/Furious franchise. It's also more than the third film, Tokyo Drift made in US sales during its entire run.

Disney/Buena Vista, seeking to find something to succeed its wildly successful High School Musical phenomenon, attempted to capitolize on another ubiquitous teen experience: Prom. The movie attracted minimal audiences and took in just $5 million.

Third newcomer Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was produced on a minimalist $30 million budget. It's true that you get what you pay for, and in this movie's case it shows, both from the critics and the box office. With just over $4 million it settled for a sixth place debut.

For the full weekend top ten totals, check out the chart below:

Fast Five * $83,630,000 Total: $83,630,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,644
Rio $14,400,000 Total: $103,627,000 LW: 1     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,708
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family $10,050,000 Total: $41,080,000 LW: 2     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,288
Water for Elephants $9,125,000 Total: $32,263,000 LW: 3     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,820
Prom * $5,000,000 Total: $5,000,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,730
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil * $4,140,000 Total: $4,140,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,505
Soul Surfer $3,300,000 Total: $33,775,000 LW: 7     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,010
Insidious $2,687,000 Total: $48,307,000 LW: 9     WR: 5    
THTRS: 1,584
Hop $2,557,000 Total: $105,276,000 LW: 4     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,176
Source Code $2,532,000 Total: $48,909,000 LW: 10     WR: 0    
THTRS: 1,645

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