Fast Five Beats Rio At Weekend Box Office
Fast Five, the latest installment of The Fast and the Furious series starring Vin Diesel, pictured, and Paul Walker, grossed a whopping $83.6 million on opening weekend, breaking Rio’s winning streak by knocking it out of the top spot. Despite significant drops in collections, last week’s highest grossers stayed in the top four, with Rio in second place, making $14.4 million, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family snagging the third spot with $10 million and the Robert Pattinson-Reese Witherspoon romantic drama Water for Elephants coming in at number four with $9.1 million. However, two new releases: Prom, a dramedy about a group of high school kids getting ready for prom; and the animated flick Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, featuring the voices of Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close and Patrick Warburton, saw Scream 4 and African Cats disappear from the top 10 entirely. The two new movies made $5 million and $4.1 million respectively. Despite a drop in collections to $3.3 million, Soul Surfer stayed at number seven, while horror flick Insidious gained one spot to move up to number eight, collecting $2.7 million this weekend. The biggest loser was the Russell Brandt, James Marsden and Elizabeth Perkins-voiced animated comedy Hop, which fell from number four last week to number nine this week, grossing only $2.6 million. The top 10 was rounded off by Source Code, continued to warm its seat at number 10 with $2.5 million.
1. Fast Five, $83.6m; $83.6m
2. Rio, $14.4m; $103.6m
3. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, $10m; $41m
4. Water for Elephants, $9.1m; $32.3m
5. Prom, $5m; $5m
6. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, $4.1m; $4.1m
7. Soul Surfer, $3.3m; $33.8m
8. Insidious, $2.7m; $48.3m
9. Hop, $2.6m; $105.3m
10. Source Code, $2.5m; $48.9m
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