Weekend Box Office: Fast Five Floors It To The Front
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:
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