Whoa! Who knew that many people were interested in seeing Fast & Furious? But shockingly, the movie sped out of the gate with a $30 million Friday, which means it could make $65 million for the weekend.
That’s way more than most box-office prognosticators expected from the much buzzed-about reunion of original stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez. Most experts estimated the movie would make somewhere in the $40 million range for the three-day frame, but now it’s already 3/4 of the way there. Unless it drops off significantly today and tomorrow, Fast & Furious should easily shatter the record for biggest April opening weekend, which belongs to the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson film Anger Management. It would also give Vin Diesel and Paul Walker the best opening weekends of their careers.
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