BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Fast Five’ Drives Away with $83 Million

Meanwhile, ‘Prom’ is a big bomb and so is ‘Hoodwinked Too’.


It's been a boffo weekend for Fast Five. This big budget car sequel seems to have welcomed the summer blockbuster season into the box office. It managed to crank out a spectacular $83 million. Add in international takes and it's grossed $165 million. This is particularly impressive because this surprisingly well-reviewed crowd-pleaser has managed to top the previous entry in the series which made $71 million on opening weekend.

In other news, Rich Ross of Disney is no doubt tucking his tail between his legs after his first attempt at creating a new franchise bombed big time. Prom was an utter disaster. They had predicted a $9 million opening but instead the tween film debuted to a very disappointing $5 million. It seems this won't be getting the High School Musical sequel treatment unless a ton of girls turn out in the next week or two. Doesn't look like this one is going to last long.

It was also a flop weekend for the Weinsteins with Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil also opening to poor numbers. An expected $8 million take turned out to be only $4 million. Who was even asking for this sequel?

Rio didn't fly quite as high as hoped. $18 million was forecast for the animated hit, but it took in only about $14 million.

Meanwhile, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night also did poorly. It didn't even crack the top ten. I have yet to figure out what this movie is about and it seems the rest of the moviegoing public didn't care to find out either. In it's place, Scream 4 managed to squeak in with $2.1 million.

Rio was released April 15th, 2011 and stars Karen Disher, Jason Fricchione, Sofia Scarpa Saldanha, Leslie Mann, Kelly Keaton, Jesse Eisenberg, Wanda Sykes, Jane Lynch. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil was released April 29th, 2011 and stars Glenn Close, Hayden Panettiere, Cheech Marin, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader, David Ogden Stiers, Amy Poehler. The film is directed by Mike Disa.

Hop was released April 1st, 2011 and stars James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, Hugh Laurie, Tiffany Espensen. The film is directed by Tim Hill.

Scream 4 was released April 15th, 2011 and stars Lucy Hale, Roger Jackson, Shenae Grimes, Dane Farwell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Aimee Teegarden, Britt Robertson. The film is directed by Wes Craven.

Fast Five was released April 29th, 2011 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot. The film is directed by Justin Lin.

Prom was released April 29th, 2011 and stars Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Jared Kusnitz, Nolan Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan. The film is directed by Joe Nussbaum.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night was released April 29th, 2011 and stars Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington, Peter Stormare, Taye Diggs, Paulington James Christensen III, Kurt Angle, Brian Steele. The film is directed by Kevin Munroe.

Sources: David Ozanich

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  1. Dylan Mccann

    Ugh :) fast five was such a great movie it just lacked the racing and only did one scene with all the sexy girls and sports cars but had a great script and the rocks acting sucked but w/e i was really dissapointed in the ending cause it makes it look like there done and scot free then all of a sudden eva is back and im like please dont ruin the series but whatever for those who didnt see tokyo drift and the first and second fast furious you will be confused so go netflix that sh*t:DD

    4 years agoby @dylan-mccannFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Dylan Dog: Dead of Nigh: The film has received predominantly negative reviews in the states and currently has a score of 8 percent on Rottentomatoes

    What is even stranger I read that "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" the horror film is based on an Italian comic book....!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Scream 4 - According to "industry experts", the film's $19.3 million opening weekend was "disappointing", experiencing the second-lowest opening of the Scream franchise.

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Justhim_sir

    Look on the box office numbers and Dylan Dog didn't even hit a cold mill, how lame is that. The trailer alone look like it should have been straight to dvd that and Prom with Hoodwinked 2 which the 1st one sucked by the way. Fast 5 nearly or have earn their money back congrads, would love to see Rio but since kids going to be there I'll wait till dvd

    4 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  5. fanboy

    The actuals are in, and Fast Five actually made $86.2 million!!

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  6. Diaigma

    @dan1@bawnian-dexeus @moviewiz001- save me one. Cheers to that! :D

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @2movieguys I'd be surprised if Fast Five stays in the top spot next week with 67m while Thor could make 65m. Thor looks pretty damn good too :)

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. Ghostman

    Fast Five actually was a completely different story from the last 4. Meaning that it wasn't all about racing street cars and hot chicks, but the 5th one was more like an Ocean's Eleven heist film with hot cars and hot chicks. That shows how much they evolved in the past 10yrs! Plus that 80% on rottentomatoes proves it is the best one yet!

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    Next week is: "Thor" and the new Catherine Deneuve film finally opens here in Phoenix: "Potiche"!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    I wanted to see "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night", mainly for Sam Huntington ..but I figured I would wait for some weekend when there is nothing else to see ... I couldn't believe how many people I talked to didn't hear of the film: "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night"!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    The films I saw:

    Fast Five
    The Adjustment Bureau

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. DoubleR0522

    AWESOME !!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  13. Disciple419

    @skywise Haven't seen Life Is Hot in Cracktown. I think Dylan Dog is like John Constantine. Not enough people know about it to be a blockbuster.

    4 years agoby @disciple419Flag

  14. Disciple419

    I'm surprised it made that much cabbage. The last one felt like Transporter 2 and 3. Where the over the top sfx separate it from the original.

    4 years agoby @disciple419Flag

  15. skywise

    @disciple419 i thought he was decent in Chuck and i really liked his performance in Life is Hot in Cracktown although i would suggest reading the book first. He may not be good an improv but that is really a lot harder than the pros make it look and Justin Long is kind of incredible.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. Disciple419

    @skywise Routh cant act though. Everything I've seen him in, he just stands with a blank expression and spouts the lines like he's reading from cue cards. On the deleting scenes to Zack and Miri, he and Justin Long are supposed to ad lib a scene and he just sits there while long improves. He's got the look but no talent.

    4 years agoby @disciple419Flag

  17. skywise

    Too bad about Dylon Dog, i honestly had never heard of the character until i read about him here but Sam Huntington and Routh deserve better. Maybe this will do better overseas where the comic originated from?

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    Fast Five has a high critical rating of 79% in RT, this means Justin Lin & the series is getting better!

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  19. SomethingMore

    Fast Five had the biggest opening...They got few more bucks because of Dwayane Rock

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  20. SomethingMore

    Fast Five had the biggest opening...They got few more bucks because of Dwayane

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  21. Nautical

    Awesome. cant wait to see it this week.

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  22. CBF

    @ghostman No problem, man. Just lookin out for other ppl who haven't seen it yet.

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  23. angelheart1016

    After hearing Osama is dead, I just feel like I can enjoy watching a good movie with a glass of lovely cold beer...haha...

    4 years agoby @angelheart1016Flag

  24. K.Guy

    @daveactor7@iamfratson@dan1@bawnian-dexeus OH IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO LISTEN TO HANS ZIMMER'S 'NOW WE ARE FREE'!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  25. Daveactor7

    @dan1 @KonEl @thrash cheers! MOVIEWEB PARTAYYY make a movie about that moment when Osama was killed!

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag


    BOOM!!! Cheers all around!!!

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  27. thrashnasty190

    @daveactor7@dan1@bawnian-dexeus I would like to propose a toast to that mother f*cker being dead!! and down goes my scotch :D

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  28. Dan

    @daveactor7 I just heard! I'M GRABBING A F*CKING BEER... that sh*t needs to be toasted to!

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Daveactor7

    Osama is DEAD :D

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

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