Weekend Box Office: Fast Five Breaks Records

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Fast Five opened to better-than-anticipated numbers this weekend -- bringing in $83.6 million opening weekend. 

It is the biggest movie opening so far in 2011 and set a new April opening record.  The film also did much better than 2009's Fast and the Furious and ended up being Universal biggest opening weekend ever.

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The success of Fast Five also knocked Rio down to second place after two weeks on top.  But, the animated comedy still did well -- it brought in another $14.4 million, bringing its grand total to $103.6 million domestically.

The other two opening films didn't bring do quite as well.  Prom only brought in $5 million, but was estimated to do much better.  Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil wasn't expected to do as well, but still managed $4.1 million.

Here are the top 5 box office numbers:

  1. Fast Five - $83,630,000
  2. Rio - $14,400,000
  3. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - $10,050,000
  4. Water For Elephants - $9,125,000
  5. Prom - $5,000,000

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Fast Five Quotes

Roman Pearce: This shit went from mission impossible, to mission of freakin' insanity!
Dominic: Just stick to the plan.

Ok listen up! The men we're after professional runners. We find them, we take them as a team and we bring em back. And above all else, we don't ever, ever, let them get into cars.

Luke Hobbs