Fast & Furious 6 roared into theaters this weekend, and if the estimates hold true, the film has secured itself a high spot on the list of successful Memorial Day openers. It hasn't quite topped Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End or Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but it's in that ballpark, with reports putting the action film's 4-day estimate at about $120 million. Meanwhile, The Hangover Part III managed to edge out Star Trek Into Darkness and Epic in their respective Memorial Day Weekend box office hauls.
USA Today posted the latest numbers, citing Hollywood.com's estimates, which currently put Fast & Furious 6 at $120 million, far ahead of The Hangover 3's $51.2 million. Star Trek Into Darkness added $47 million to its overall take, which is up to $155.8 million. Meanwhile, Blue Sky's Epic earned itself $42.6 million for its opening weekend. Coming in fifth is Iron Man 3, which added on $24.6 million to its $372.4 million gross.
Fast & Furious sequel has certainly gotten off to a good start, but we'll have to wait and see how the film holds up against its competition in the coming weeks. Sci-fi thriller After Earth arrives in theaters this weekend, a week ahead of its previously set release date. While some may be skeptical about the success of M. Night Shyamalan's latest endeavor, Will Smith has a pretty solid track record at the box office. All the same, Fast & Furious 6's opening weekend box office beat out MIB 3's by a wide margin. The third film in the Men in Black franchise grossed $69.2 million in its 4-day Memorial Day opening weekend last year. Given F&F's opening weekend numbers, it'll be interesting to see how After Earth opens.
View last year's Memorial Day box office list here.
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