“Fast & Furious” Tops Weekend Box Office–$72.5 Million


The adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious sped into first place at the weekend box office, earning $72.5 million, studio estimates showed Sunday.

The fourth chapter in The Fast & The Furious franchise features Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of the cast of the 2001 original reuniting to take down a drug kingpin.

The high-octane hit also left the competition in the dusst when it comes to April debuts; Fast & Furious easily surpassed the previous record of $42.2 million set by Anger Management in 2003.

Here’s how the Weekend Box Office Top Ten rounded out:
1. “Fast&Furious,” $72.5 million.

2. “Monsters vs. Aliens,” $33.5 million.

3. “The Haunting in Connecticut,” $9.6 million.

4. “Knowing,” $8.1 million.

5. “I Love You, Man,” $7.9 million.

6. “Adventureland,” $6 million.

7. “Duplicity,” $4.3 million.

8. “Race to Witch Mountain,” $3.4 million.

9. “12 Rounds,” $2.3 million.

10. “Sunshine Cleaning,” $1.9 million.

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