Universal's Fast & Furious 6 is leading a record Memorial Day weekend at the domestic box office, opening to a fuel-injected $38.2 million on Friday for a projected $119.3 million debut, one of the top showings for the holiday and a franchise-best.
“The Hangover Part III” is coming in second for the weekend so far at press team, with $26.3 million. However, one Hangover bright spot this week was the story of star Zach Galifianakis’s generosity toward someone he knew back in his early days in Los Angeles, 87-year-old Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist. They first met in 1994 as a young Galifianakis went to a laundromat where Haist volunteered, living off patrons’ tips, according to the New York Daily News.
Fox's animated family toon Epic, the third new Memorial Day entry, placed No. 4 on Friday as it opened to a solid $9.4 million for projected four-day debut of $42 million or more.
Star Trek Into Darkness held fine this weekend, earning another $$38 million over Fri-Sun (-46% from last weekend’s $70 million Fri-Sun debut) and $48 million by Monday (with about $7.6 million of that from IMAX).
Iron MAn 3 dropped to fifth place with $19.4 million, and $367.5 million total after four weeks in domestic release. But Marvel's shiny Avenger is up to $1.14 billion worldwide, putting the Stark blockbuster at #5 on the all-time global moneymaker chart.
|FILM TITLE||WK GROSS||TOTAL GROSS|
|1. Fast and Furious 6||$122 million||New Release|
|2. The Hangover Part III||$51 million||$62.5 million|
|3. Star Trek Into Darkness||$48 million||$157 million|
|4. Epic||$44 million||New Release|
|5. Iron Man 3||$24.6 million||$373 million|
|6. The Great Gatsby||$17.2 million||$118 million|
|7. Mud||$2.5 million||$15.2 million|
|8. The Croods||$1.61 million||$180 million|
|9. 42||$1.6 million||$91.4 million|
|10. Oblivion||$1.05 million||$87.5 million|