BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Fast Five’ Drives Away with $83 Million

Meanwhile, ‘Prom’ is a big bomb and so is ‘Hoodwinked Too’.
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BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Fast Five’ Drives Away with $83 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$83.6 millionFast Five
95%
Users
256 reviews
78%
Tomatoes
189 reviews
2
$14.4 millionRio
93%
Users
83 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
147 reviews
3
$10 millionMadea's Big Happy Family
73%
Users
36 reviews
38%
Tomatoes
39 reviews
4
$9.1 millionWater for Elephants
82%
Users
48 reviews
61%
Tomatoes
194 reviews
5
$5 millionProm
18%
Users
29 reviews
33%
Tomatoes
83 reviews
7
$4.1 millionSoul Surfer
66%
Users
26 reviews
45%
Tomatoes
102 reviews
8
$2.8 millionInsidious
93%
Users
149 reviews
66%
Tomatoes
168 reviews
9
$2.2 millionHop
70%
Users
40 reviews
26%
Tomatoes
138 reviews
10

It's been a boffo weekend for Fast Five. This big budget car sequel seems to have welcomed the summer blockbuster season into the box office. It managed to crank out a spectacular $83 million. Add in international takes and it's grossed $165 million. This is particularly impressive because this surprisingly well-reviewed crowd-pleaser has managed to top the previous entry in the series which made $71 million on opening weekend.

In other news, Rich Ross of Disney is no doubt tucking his tail between his legs after his first attempt at creating a new franchise bombed big time. Prom was an utter disaster. They had predicted a $9 million opening but instead the tween film debuted to a very disappointing $5 million. It seems this won't be getting the High School Musical sequel treatment unless a ton of girls turn out in the next week or two. Doesn't look like this one is going to last long.

It was also a flop weekend for the Weinsteins with Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil also opening to poor numbers. An expected $8 million take turned out to be only $4 million. Who was even asking for this sequel?

Rio didn't fly quite as high as hoped. $18 million was forecast for the animated hit, but it took in only about $14 million.

Meanwhile, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night also did poorly. It didn't even crack the top ten. I have yet to figure out what this movie is about and it seems the rest of the moviegoing public didn't care to find out either. In it's place, Scream 4 managed to squeak in with $2.1 million.

Rio was released April 15th, 2011.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil was released April 29th, 2011.

Hop was released April 1st, 2011.

Scream 4 was released April 15th, 2011.

Fast Five was released April 29th, 2011.

Prom was released April 29th, 2011.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night was released April 29th, 2011.

Sources: David Ozanich

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  • dylan-mccann • 4 years ago

    Ugh :) fast five was such a great movie it just lacked the racing and only did one scene with all the sexy girls and sports cars but had a great script and the rocks acting sucked but w/e i was really dissapointed in the ending cause it makes it look like there done and scot free then all of a sudden eva is back and im like please dont ruin the series but whatever for those who didnt see tokyo drift and the first and second fast furious you will be confused so go netflix that sh*t:DD

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    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

      Dylan Dog: Dead of Nigh: The film has received predominantly negative reviews in the states and currently has a score of 8 percent on Rottentomatoes

      What is even stranger I read that "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" the horror film is based on an Italian comic book....!!!

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      • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

        Scream 4 - According to "industry experts", the film's $19.3 million opening weekend was "disappointing", experiencing the second-lowest opening of the Scream franchise.

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        • justhim-sir • 4 years ago

          Look on the box office numbers and Dylan Dog didn't even hit a cold mill, how lame is that. The trailer alone look like it should have been straight to dvd that and Prom with Hoodwinked 2 which the 1st one sucked by the way. Fast 5 nearly or have earn their money back congrads, would love to see Rio but since kids going to be there I'll wait till dvd

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          • fanboy • 4 years ago

            The actuals are in, and Fast Five actually made $86.2 million!!

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            • diaigma • 4 years ago

              @dan1@bawnian-dexeus @moviewiz001- save me one. Cheers to that! :D

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              • ghostman • 4 years ago

                @2movieguys I'd be surprised if Fast Five stays in the top spot next week with 67m while Thor could make 65m. Thor looks pretty damn good too :)

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                • ghostman • 4 years ago

                  Fast Five actually was a completely different story from the last 4. Meaning that it wasn't all about racing street cars and hot chicks, but the 5th one was more like an Ocean's Eleven heist film with hot cars and hot chicks. That shows how much they evolved in the past 10yrs! Plus that 80% on rottentomatoes proves it is the best one yet!

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                  • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                    Next week is: "Thor" and the new Catherine Deneuve film finally opens here in Phoenix: "Potiche"!

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                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                      I wanted to see "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night", mainly for Sam Huntington ..but I figured I would wait for some weekend when there is nothing else to see ... I couldn't believe how many people I talked to didn't hear of the film: "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night"!

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                      • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                        The films I saw:

                        Fast Five

                        Prom

                        The Adjustment Bureau

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                        • doubler0522 • 4 years ago

                          AWESOME !!!

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                          • disciple419 • 4 years ago

                            @skywise Haven't seen Life Is Hot in Cracktown. I think Dylan Dog is like John Constantine. Not enough people know about it to be a blockbuster.

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                            • disciple419 • 4 years ago

                              I'm surprised it made that much cabbage. The last one felt like Transporter 2 and 3. Where the over the top sfx separate it from the original.

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                              • skywise • 4 years ago

                                @disciple419 i thought he was decent in Chuck and i really liked his performance in Life is Hot in Cracktown although i would suggest reading the book first. He may not be good an improv but that is really a lot harder than the pros make it look and Justin Long is kind of incredible.

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                                • disciple419 • 4 years ago

                                  @skywise Routh cant act though. Everything I've seen him in, he just stands with a blank expression and spouts the lines like he's reading from cue cards. On the deleting scenes to Zack and Miri, he and Justin Long are supposed to ad lib a scene and he just sits there while long improves. He's got the look but no talent.

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                                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                                    Too bad about Dylon Dog, i honestly had never heard of the character until i read about him here but Sam Huntington and Routh deserve better. Maybe this will do better overseas where the comic originated from?

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                                    • spongebob-boxofficepants • 4 years ago

                                      Fast Five has a high critical rating of 79% in RT, this means Justin Lin & the series is getting better!

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                                      • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                                        Fast Five had the biggest opening...They got few more bucks because of Dwayane Rock

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                                        • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                                          Fast Five had the biggest opening...They got few more bucks because of Dwayane

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