Weekend Box Office: ‘Fast and Furious 6’ Beats ‘Hangover 3’ With $98.5 M

In the battle between “Fast and Furious 6” and “Hangover Part III,” Vin Diesel and crew crossed the finish line in first place. Between Friday and Sunday, “Fast” racked up $98.5 million dollars, with estimates pointing to a $122.5 haul by the end of the Monday holiday, with an additional $275.5 million internationally. This will put it at the second biggest opening of the year, just behind “Iron Man 3.” Even more remarkably, pre-weekend estimates had pegged the sixth installment of the series to top out at $80 million over the four day opening.

“Hangover Part III” landed in second place with $42.4 million between Friday and Sunday, and is aiming to close out the long weekend with $64 million. Last week’s number one movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” dropped to number three, bringing in $38 million between Friday and Sunday. Totaling up receipts for all the big releases should bring this Memorial Day weekend to $323 million, shattering 2011’s previous record-breaking weekend.

The full top ten:

1. “Fast & Furious 6” – $98,500,000
2. “The Hangover Part III” – $42,400,000
3. “Star Trek Into Darkness” – $38,000,000
4. “Epic” – $33,500,000
5. “Iron Man 3” – $19,213,000
6. “The Great Gatsby (2013)” – $13,620,000
7. “Mud” – $1,928,000
8. “42” – $1,270,000
9. “The Croods” – $1,220,000
10. “Oblivion” – $840,000

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