This weekends box office was dominated by Fast Five, the fifth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. It was by far the largest opening of the year and the third largest non summer/holiday box office opening of all time behind Alice in Wonderland (2010)’s $116.1 million and The Passion of the Christ’s $83.8 million dollar opening. It was also the largest opening in the franchise’s history surpassing Fast and Furious who opened with $71 million dollars.
Following up in second with $14 million was Rio who surpassed the $100 million dollar mark in it’s third weekend. Rio continues to perform strongly in it’s demo and will probably continue to until the next big animated feature hits.
Despite the strong opening by Fast Five there were several disappointments in this weekends box office including Prom, who opened with a weak $5 million dollars, Hoodwinked Too!, which could barely muster $4.1 million dollars, but by far the biggest loser this weekend was Dylan Dog. The graphic novel turned feature film didn’t even hit the $1 million dollar mark and does not bode well for Brandon Routh’s future as a leading man. Look for this one to disappear quickly…