Fast & Furious 6 races to biggest opening for Universal Pics
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The action-packed sixth installment of the Fast & Furious film franchise claimed victory at the North American box office for the three-day United States (US) Memorial Day weekend on Monday, and became the biggest opening film in Universal Pictures' history.
Fast & Furious 6, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, grossed an estimated US$120 million (S$152 million) from Friday till Monday, making it the second-biggest film opening of the year behind Disney's Iron Man 3's US$175.3 million earlier this month.
The film also rang up an estimated US$300 million at the global box office.
Universal Pictures said Fast & Furious 6 bested its predecessor in the series, Fast Five, which previously held the title of best opening for the studio with US$83.6 million at domestic theatres.