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Fast & Furious 6 races to biggest opening for Universal Pics

Published on May 28, 2013 6:25 AM
 
Cinema still from the movie Fast & Furious 6 starring Vin Diesel. 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 Memorial Day weekend on Monday, and became the biggest opening film in Universal Pictures' history. -- PHOTO: UIP

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.

 
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