Weekend Box Office: 'Fast And Furious 6' Dominates, 'Hangover 3' Comes Second

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.



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

Date: 2013-05-26