Fast Five Becomes Biggest Yet in Franchise

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Posted May 1st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

The fifth entry in the Fast and Furious series delivered the biggest opening yet. Fast Five earned a massive $83.6 million in its first weekend which also marks the largest April opening in history. The film has already made $165 million worldwide as it has proven to have immense popularity overseas as well.

By once again bringing back all the principle characters while adding Dwayne Johnson, and building on the well received last entry, interest and awareness was remarkably high for Fast Five. Somewhat surprisingly it received great reviews as it currently sits at 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, the only one in the series to have overwhelmingly positive reviews. Plans for the sixth entry in the franchise are already underway, and the general vision is to shift the films to become more heist-centric rather than just being based in street culture.

Other new openers included the Disney film Prom and the animated Hoodwinked Too! which both started soft generating only $5 and $4.1 million respectively. Rio has crossed the $100 million milestone after its third weekend.

  • Anonymous

    just an awesome movie.. saw it on midnight.. I was so amazed..

  • Anonymous

    just an awesome movie.. saw it on midnight.. I was so amazed..

  • Anonymous

    just an awesome movie.. saw it on midnight.. I was so amazed..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705721430 Anonymous

    It was amazing, made me want to see it again

  • Pete Rose

    Its a Fast and Furious movie, which is to say that it caters to retards and 12 year olds with ADD.

    • Imapirtate

      hell yeah son the best

  • buggstbone

    I saw this on Friday and I’m not surprised that it’s doing so well. With the change to a heist type of movie, I think it brought in some new fans.

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