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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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$83.6 millionFast Five
95%
Users
256 reviews
78%
Tomatoes
190 reviews
2
$14.4 millionRio
93%
Users
83 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
144 reviews
3
$10 millionMadea's Big Happy Family
73%
Users
36 reviews
38%
Tomatoes
40 reviews
4
$9.1 millionWater for Elephants
82%
Users
48 reviews
60%
Tomatoes
189 reviews
5
$5 millionProm
18%
Users
29 reviews
36%
Tomatoes
86 reviews
7
$4.1 millionSoul Surfer
66%
Users
26 reviews
46%
Tomatoes
101 reviews
8
$2.8 millionInsidious
93%
Users
149 reviews
66%
Tomatoes
166 reviews
9
$2.2 millionHop
70%
Users
40 reviews
25%
Tomatoes
133 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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