Fast & Furious is the fourth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Fast & Furious reunites four cast members from the original movie. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster all reprise their roles in this movie. I saw the first two installments, but I didn’t see F&F 3. Maybe I will try and check this one out since some of the original cast members are back for this one. Fast & Furious is now the record holder for biggest debut this year. The previous holder was Monsters vs. Aliens, which as you know from my previous article “Movie Report”, debuted with $59.3 million. Fast & Furious is also the biggest opener for April since 2003s Anger Management, which debuted with $42.2 million.
Last week’s number one movie Monsters vs. Aliens slipped to number two with over $33 million. It made $105.7 million in its 10-day total. That’s not too bad considering what the number one movie made. A couple of weeks ago, the numbers this made would have been the number one movie and not the number two movie. I guess a lot of people wanted to see fast cars and cartoons this weekend. The Haunting In Connecticut was a distant three with over $9 million. Rounding out the top five are: Knowing (over $8 million), and I Love You, Man (over $7 million).
The other new release was Adventureland came in at number six with $6 million. Adventureland is about summer workers at a second rate theme park set in the late 1980s. This isn’t exactly something that I would rush to see and other people must have thought the same way since it didn’t debut that well.
Fast & Furious had a great debut. I wonder if it will hold up for another week. I’m pretty sure that the numbers will drop for it by next weekend. Movies that make this much in the first weekend don’t usually make that much by the next weekend. We’ll see if F&F will follow the same pattern.
Here’s The Top 10 movies for the week:
- Fast & Furious – 72.5 million
- Monsters vs. Aliens – 33.5 million
- The Haunting In Connecticut – 9.6 million
- Knowing – 8.1 million
- I Love You, Man – 7.9 million
- Adventureland – 6 million
- Duplicity – 4.3 million
- Race To Witch Mountain – 3.4 million
- 12 Rounds – 2.3 million
- Sunshine Cleaning – 1.9 million