BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Fast Five’ Zoom to $75 Million?

The blockbuster summer season is here as ‘Fast Five’ shifts into the fast lane and onto theater screens.
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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Fast Five’ Zoom to $75 Million?

PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$75 millionFast Five
95%
Users
256 reviews
78%
Tomatoes
189 reviews
2
$18.5 millionRio
93%
Users
83 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
147 reviews
3
$10.7 millionMadea's Big Happy Family
73%
Users
36 reviews
38%
Tomatoes
39 reviews
4
$10 millionWater for Elephants
82%
Users
48 reviews
61%
Tomatoes
194 reviews
5
9.4 millionProm
18%
Users
29 reviews
33%
Tomatoes
83 reviews
7
$7.5 millionHop
70%
Users
40 reviews
26%
Tomatoes
138 reviews
8
$4.5 millionDylan Dog: Dead of Night
64%
Users
30 reviews
8%
Tomatoes
39 reviews
9
$4.3 millionSoul Surfer
66%
Users
26 reviews
45%
Tomatoes
102 reviews
10

I don't know about you, but I'm a little bleary-eyed after getting up at 5:30 AM to watch the royal nuptials. Thusly, I'm not going to any movies tonight, but the rest of America probably isn't feeling quite so tired. So let's see what the Box Office Crystal Ball forecasts for our dear sweet film industry (America's royalty?) this weekend.

People are buzzing that today's take for Fast Five, the 4th sequel to The Fast and the Furious, could reach $30 million or so. WOW. I guess moviegoers are starved for some summer movie action after a few long weeks of animated movies dominating the top spot. If that information tracks, it looks like the film is poised to make at least $75 million over the weekend. Impressive because this is bigger than all the previous entries in the franchise. Get ready for a blockbuster season.

Previous box office champ Rio (with two weeks in the #1 position) should finally fall, but expect it to stay strong and hold onto the number two spot. It looks like the other kiddie films Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil, Hop, Prom, and African Cats won't have the mojo to outfly the birds.

The other three new entries of note this week are not looking so strong. Prom is going to be the interesting one to watch because who, besides tweens, is going to see this? It's supposed to be a bit more mature than the High School Musical series it is clearly emulating, but I'm not sure who exactly is dying to see this. The predictions I've seen say it should make over $9 million. Will it? Disney's new production head sure hopes so as this is the first film to reach theaters that he has personally greenlit since assuming his post. The studio's African Cats might fall out of the top ten completely.

The same goes for Scream 4 apparently. The numbers I'm seeing indicate its genre-brother Insidious has better staying power. I'm surprised by that.

Meanwhile there is something called Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (which sounds rather unappealing) and it should bring up the rear of the new releases with just under $5 million.

Like I said earlier, I'm zonked from the royal wedding so I'm staying home. If you are heading to the movies this weekend, what will you be seeing?

Fast Five was released April 29th, 2011.

Prom was released April 29th, 2011.

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

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

Sources: David Ozanich

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  • Monkey-iron • 4 years ago

    I agree the predictions

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    • thedude1 • 4 years ago

      Fast Five is on pace for 80 million or more this weekend. WOW will this franchise ever slow down?

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      • jimthar • 4 years ago

        @dan1 yeah it absolutely sets up the next movie in a big way. but thats all im gonna say about it. you get 2 big surprises in that one little scene so.....i'll just leave it at that.

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        • diaigma • 4 years ago

          @aaron-seth - we'll see. 46 fresh reviews out of 49 say otherwise :P

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          • aaron-seth • 4 years ago

            @diaigma, well the story itself is pretty bland and straightforward. This is THOR we're talking about here, it NEEDS action! :/

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            • spongebob-boxofficepants • 4 years ago

              what no scream 4?

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              • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                @diaigma Dreamworks always tends to open larger than Pixar (mostly because they produce more sequels and time their releases better). Yea... cars :P Green Lantern, at very best, could post Fantastic Four-type numbers (opening between $55 and $60), but that's not looking too likely.

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                • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                  That can be big year....For Dwayane Johnnson...Because of his 2 movies.

                  Fast Five

                  Jounrney to mysterious Island!!!

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                  • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                    That can be big year....For Dwayane Johnnson...Because of his 2 movies.

                    Fast Five

                    Jounrney to mysterious Island

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                    • diaigma • 4 years ago

                      @aaron-seth - so it's more story driven than action oriented? Just what I would expect from a Branagh film! Now I know I'll love it! Enjoy Bayformers 3, man :P

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                      • aaron-seth • 4 years ago

                        @diaigma watched Thor yesterday. NOT impressed by it at ALL. needed a lot more action. major FAIL!

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                        • diaigma • 4 years ago

                          @moviegeek - that's quite the forecast. Sucks to see GL so low, from your list, but I'm happy to see Panda is higher than Cars "Junkyard" 2. Agreed on Potter. The world-wide hype for the finale is unheard of. All we can do is see what happens. My next ticket is for Thor, not Fast Five :P

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                          • unknown21 • 4 years ago

                            Saw fast five today and that movie was sweet hopefully it makes more than 75 million

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                              @moviegeek Until it gets rebooted

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                              • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                                @dan1 Supposedly the 6th will be the last. :P

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                                • messenger • 4 years ago

                                  @dan1

                                  Yeah I loved Cars but the second looks to out there from the first.

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                                  • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                    @jimthar I imagine it's a setup for Fast/Furious 6?

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                                    • jimthar • 4 years ago

                                      just saw this tonight and it kicked ass. best car chase scene EVER and yeah, DEFINATELY stay after the credits. you get 2 big surprises in one scene. dont leave the theatre!

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                                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                        @moviegeek I don't think Pirates will make that much, but who knows. And what's my slogan for Cars? F*ck Cars 2 :P

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                                        • accessjam • 4 years ago

                                          just watched Fast Five and it was very cool........the whole gang from all the franchise was a very cool idea...and Dywayne Johnson was kicking ass....this movie deserves it...and you might wanna stay after the credits???......

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