The opening of Fast and Furious 6 was the biggest Universal Pictures has ever seen, with a gross record of $120 million. The action-packed film beat its predecessor, Fast Five (or Fast & Furious 5), which brought in $83.6 million domestically.
Fast and Furious 6 was released over the three-day Memorial weekend in the box office, bringing in around $120 million. Iron Man 3, which was also released this month, brought in $175.3 million, and The Hangover Part III, which scored a gross profit of $51.2 million in Canada and U.S. box office over the weekend. Star Trek – Into the Darkness ranked third in domestic box office, scoring $47.3 million last weekend to add to it’s total of $155.8 million globally since May 17.
Other weekend hits include The Great Gatsby, which brought in $13.7 million, The Croods, which scored $1.22 million, and Mud, which brought in $1.9 million.
Fast and Furious 6 is expected to score and estimated $300 million globally at the box office.
Fast and Furious 6 stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson, all regulars in the Fast and Furious installments. Featuring fast cars and adrenaline rushing scenes, the movie is about the two main characters reassembling their crew “in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries,” according to IMDB.