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Weekend Box Office: Fast & Furious Flattens After Earth And Now You See Me

The sixth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise continued not only to outperform all the previous the series but also everything else in theaters. Adding $34 million to its now $170 million domestic total, Fast & Furious 6 held on to the number one spot for a second week, trumping two newcomers that came with big name casts and high expectations.

Will Smith reteamed with his son Jaden for the summer sci-fi action flick After Earth, but despite the double Smith billing the movie came in at a weak third place with just $27 million against its $130 million.

Smith hasn't seen an opening that low for an action movie since the 90s and with very little international interest so far, the movie may end up in the summer box office flop pile. Call it the curse of M. Night Shyamalan. Despite the fact that his name was all but absent from any advertisement, the movie is also one of the worst openings for the director whose past films have trended toward poor reviews and lately towards mediocre box office performance.

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

Weekend Box Office

Fast & Furious 6$34,538,000Total: $170,377,000LW: 1 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,686
Now You See Me *$28,050,000Total: $28,050,000LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 2,925
After Earth *$27,000,000Total: $27,000,000LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 3,401
Star Trek Into Darkness$16,400,000Total: $181,156,000LW: 3 WR: 3
THTRS: 3,585
Epic$16,400,000Total: $65,161,000LW: 4 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,894
The Hangover Part III$15,930,000Total: $88,086,000LW: 2 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,565
Iron Man 3$8,006,000Total: $384,751,000LW: 5 WR: 5
THTRS: 2,895
The Great Gatsby (2013)$6,265,000Total: $128,256,000LW: 6 WR: 4
THTRS: 2,635
Mud$1,226,000Total: $16,866,000LW: 7 WR: 6
THTRS: 581
The Croods$615,000Total: $180,538,000LW: 9 WR: 11
THTRS: 506