'Fast & Furious 6' Sets Franchise High $38.2 Million Opening Day; 'Hangover 3' Rebounds Slightly, 'Epic' Strong in Third PlaceMay 25, 2013 03:15 AM
Universal reports an excellent $38.2 million Friday opening for Fast & Furious 6, topping the $34.4 million opening day of 2011's Fast Five for a new franchise high. BoxOffice is projecting a $119 million four-day opening for the sequel, with an outside shot at hitting $100 million in its first three days alone.
The Hangover Part III managed to increase slightly with a 23 percent increase from Thursday's disappointing debut up to $14.53 million yesterday (likely due to the late release date change). That said, the film is far under-performing against expectations as its two-day take is running 57.3 percent behind The Hangover Part II. With volatile word of mouth thus far, the outlook for the comedy three-quel isn't good. We're projecting a $52.5 million four-day weekend and $64.3 million five-day overall start.
Meanwhile, Paramount's Star Trek Into Darkness held up well in the face of new competition. The J.J. Abrams-helmed sequel is headed for a four-day weekend of $49 million.
Fox's Epic impressed with a strong $9.35 million take on Friday. Despite no built-in audience, the animated film took advantage of the lack of kiddie-centric movies in the market right now (March's The Croods was the most recent film to appeal to that crowd). We're projecting a $44 million four-day gross for the pic.
Meanwhile, The Great Gatsby declined 48 percent Friday-to-Friday with $3.96 million to begin its third weekend. The film is on pace for a $17.5 million four-day frame.
3-Day & 4-Day Memorial Weekend Projections
1. Fast & Furious 6 - $98.0 million (3-day) / $119.0 million (4-day)
2. The Hangover Part III - $43.5 million (3-day) / $52.5 million (4-day) / $64.3 million (5-day total)
3. Star Trek Into Darkness - $38.5 million million (3-day) / $49.0 million (4-day)
4. Epic - $34.0 million (3-day) / $44.0 million (4-day)
5. Iron Man 3 - $20.0 million (3-day) / $25.5 million (4-day)
6. The Great Gatsby - $14.0 million (3-day) / $17.5 million (4-day)
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.
Daily domestic gross
|Date||Day||Day no.||Top 10 Gross||LW%||Total Daily Gross||Top movie of the day|
|May 10||Fri||130||$45,987,536||-42%||$47,494,482||Iron Man 3|
|May 11||Sat||131||$61,505,248||-21%||$64,015,446||Iron Man 3|
|May 13||Mon||133||$11,121,166||-20%||$11,613,898||Iron Man 3|
|May 02||Thu||122||$4,589,496||-19%||$5,382,574||Pain and Gain|
|May 12||Sun||132||$43,149,674||-17%||$44,895,004||Iron Man 3|
|May 01||Wed||121||$5,213,086||-15%||$6,080,468||Pain and Gain|
|May 14||Tue||134||$12,730,404||-13%||$13,288,659||Iron Man 3|
|May 15||Wed||135||$9,840,529||-9%||$10,309,092||The Great Gatsby (2013)|
|May 17||Fri||137||$43,225,652||-6%||$44,594,301||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 18||Sat||138||$59,211,648||-4%||$61,450,920||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 23||Thu||143||$22,248,400||2%||$22,677,472||The Hangover Part III|
|May 19||Sun||139||$44,452,751||3%||$45,988,537||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 21||Tue||141||$14,160,324||11%||$14,596,438||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 22||Wed||142||$11,330,267||15%||$11,734,677||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 20||Mon||140||$15,732,227||41%||$16,193,884||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 07||Tue||127||$14,616,350||103%||$15,269,630||Iron Man 3|
|May 08||Wed||128||$10,858,039||108%||$11,433,588||Iron Man 3|
|May 16||Thu||136||$21,811,602||110%||$22,288,222||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|May 06||Mon||126||$13,916,636||126%||$14,495,672||Iron Man 3|
|May 09||Thu||129||$10,391,979||126%||$10,995,032||Iron Man 3|
|May 04||Sat||124||$77,551,831||135%||$80,545,053||Iron Man 3|
|May 05||Sun||125||$51,833,689||147%||$53,643,650||Iron Man 3|
|May 03||Fri||123||$79,103,004||229%||$81,070,261||Iron Man 3|