The latest film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “Fast Five,” put Universal Pictures on top this weekend.
“Fast Five” generated what could be called a “fast $83.6” million.
That’s the take from this weekend’s huge box office premiere for the continuing mis-adventures of Vin Diesel and his gang of elite racers trying to outrun the real bad guys, this time in Rio de Janeiro.
That city is the title of this weekend’s second biggest draw, the animated hit "Rio," grossing $14.4 million.
That's more than $103 million for 20th Century Fox Studios in two weeks.
In third place, the ensemble comedy of family dynamics “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big, Happy Family” took in $10.1 million for Lionsgate.
Rounding out this week’s top five are 20th Century Fox’s “Water for Elephants,” the drama about a wanna-be veterinarian who joins the circus and falls for the wrong woman with $9.1 million and “Prom,” Disney’s latest film about a group of singing, dancing high school seniors getting ready for the big dance. It earned $5 million.