Fast & Furious 6 is the No.1 film in the world for the second consecutive weekend with an estimated weekend gross of $109.5 million from 63 markets. Its current worldwide total now stands at $480.6 million. The Hangover 3 is the No.1 film internationally with an estimates weekend of $82.3 million and a new global cume of $198.8 million. Also, Universal Pictures International crossed the $1 billion milestone this last week.
Last weekend, the sixth entry in the improbable franchise led the biggest Memorial Day weekend on record. Furious 6 declined pretty steeply after its impressive debut, losing 65% of that first weekend audience for an estimated haul of $34.5 million.
Everyone expected that the reunion of Will Smith with his son Jaden in the sci-fi action-adventure After Earth (Sony) would take a strong second place, but instead, the unthinkable happened. Now You See Me – a movie that barely merited mention in this year’s “Summer Preview” columns – began to surge. In the end, the magical-caper movie wound up ahead of its higher-profile competition with an estimated $28 million from 2,925 runs. Directed by Louis Letterier (Clash of the Titans) and featuring the ensemble cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, the original concept of a group of magicians who steal from the rich and give to the poor really struck a chord with moviegoers, allowing it to bring in $28 million, beating After Earth's $27 million for second place, despite opening in 500 fewer theaters.
|FILM TITLE||WK GROSS||TOTAL GROSS|
|1. Fast and Furious 6||$34.5 million||$170.3 million|
|2. Now You See Me||$28.0 million||New Release|
|3. After Earth
||$27.0 million||New Release|
|4. Star Trek Into Darkness||$16.4 million||$181.1 million|
|5. Epic||$16.4 million||$65.1 million|
|6. The Hangover Part III
||$15.9 million||$88 million|
|7. Iron Man 3||$8.0 million||$384.7 million|
|8. The Great Gatsby
||$6.2 million||$128.2 million|
|9. Mud||$1.2 million||$16.8 million|
|10. The Croods