Universal reports that Fast & Furious 6 grabbed another $5.78 million on Wednesday, boosting its domestic tally up to $130.85 million in just six days. Yesterday's number represented a 28 percent drop from Tuesday. By comparison, the sixth franchise entry is speeding nearly 27 percent ahead of Fast Five's first six-day gross in 2011. BoxOffice is forecasting a $38.2 million second weekend for the crowd-pleasing sequel.
Warner Bros.' The Hangover Part III dropped 24 percent from Tuesday with a $3.18 million gross on Wednesday. Through seven days, Part III has now totaled $69.45 million--off more than 53 percent from its predecessor's first seven days. The film's pace also fell behind The Hangover for the first time. The original comedy tallied $71.97 million in its first 7 days back in 2009. We're forecasting a 64 percent drop to $15.2 million for Part III's upcoming sophomore weekend.
Star Trek Into Darkness slid 48.5 percent from last Wednesday to $2.74 million yesterday. The 20 percent drop from Tuesday is noticeably larger than the 10.5 percent drop of 2009's Star Trek from Tuesday to Wednesday after Memorial Day. Into Darkness has hauled $162.19 million through its first 14 days, a figure virtually identical to its predecessor's $161.6 million gross through the same time frame. The sequel is projected to rake in $19.3 million in its upcoming third weekend.
Meanwhile, Fox's surprise animated hit Epic took in $1.83 million on Wednesday and bumped its domestic cume up to $46.96 million in six days. The film is currently running 34 percent behind Kung Fu Panda 2's first six days and 31.5 percent behind 2005's Madagascar at the same point. That being said, Epic will be the only animated offering for families for another three weekends before Monsters University arrives on June 21. We're projecting a $17.9 million weekend ahead.