‘Fast & Furious 6’ On Pace to Win Memorial Day Weekend Box Office With $122M… and Counting

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Cars were huge this weekend. In addition to the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, Vin Diesel and the Fast & Furious 6 crew fired up their engines at the box office.

The action film -- the last of the franchise under Justin Lin’s direction -- is expected to take in $122 million by the end of Memorial Day Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (A seventh Fast & Furious movie will be directed by James Wan of the Saw franchise).

Fast & Furious 6 will give Universal Pictures its biggest opening in North America of all time, and, along with fellow newbies The Hangover Part III and the animated flick Epic, the biggest Memorial Day weekend in box office history with a total of $322 million.

The third Hangover film, reuniting the likes of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and all the good things in Las Vegas, is projected to finish the holiday weekend in second place with $64 million (far behind Fast 6, despite the Hangover’s early opening on Thursday).

Close behind is J.J. AbramsStar Trek Into Darkness -- the projected four-day total is around $48 million, as it slowly creeps towards the $200 million mark.

Epic and Iron Man 3 round out the weekend’s top five.

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  • Courtney Puzzo
    Courtney Puzzo

    the official box office numbers don't come out until Tuesday Afternoon May 28th. if it does make 122 million by the end of the 4 day weekend that means 15,365,239 people saw it at 7.94 a ticket nearly 4.5x what a ticket cost 40 years ago when Robert Redford was nominated for his first academy award for The Sting and Joanne Woodward was nominated for her 3rd best actress academy award for Summer Wishes Winter Dreams she had won on her first nomination in 1958 for The Three Faces Of Eve

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