Box Office

Box Office: April 29-May 1, 2011: FAST FIVE, RIO

Vin Diesel, Elsa Pataky, Fast Five

Fast money for a racing movie. Fast Five premiered in the Number One spot at the box office this weekend with $83.6 Million. I do not think anyone was expecting such a large take from Fast Five. It seems Universal Studios was right to prep The Fast and the Furious 6. Rio was Second with $14.4 Million for $103.6 Million so far. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family was Third with $10 Million. Water for Elephants was Fourth with $9.1 Million. Prom premiered in Fifth with $5 Million. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (which premiered this weekend), Soul Surfer, Insidious, Hop, and Source Code rounded out the top ten respectively.

Fast Five (also known as Fast & Furious 5 and Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 street racing action film directed by Justin Lin. It is the fifth film in the The Fast and the Furious film series. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Michael Irby, and Joaquim de Almeida.

Prom is a 2011 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and produced by Ted Griffin and Justin Springer. Prom stars Aimee Teegarden, Nicholas Braun, Dean Norris, Danielle Campbell, Cameron Monaghan, Christine Elise, Blair Fowler, and Raini Rodriguez.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (Also known as Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil in 3D, Hoodwinked 2) is a 2011 sequel to 2006’s Hoodwinked!, directed by Mike Disa. The film was written by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech, who also wrote the previous Hoodwinked! film. Burger King previously provided toys for the movie. Most of the cast reprised their roles, with the exceptions of Anne Hathaway and Jim Belushi. The film stars Glenn Close, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Bill Hader, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Patrick Warburton, Andy Dick , Cory Edwards, David Ogden Stiers, Joan Cusack, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Rob Paulsen, and Heidi Klum.

Source: Boxofficemojo

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