The latest installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise proved just that at the box office over the holiday weekend, pulling in an estimated $98.5 million over three days on its way to what's expected to be a four-day holiday total of about $122.2 million. That's the biggest first weekend for the six-film franchise and the biggest opening weekend in total dollars ever for a Universal film.
It's also the second-biggest opening of 2013, behind only "Iron Man 3," which took in more than $175 million on the first weekend after opening May 3. "Fast & Furious 6" has a global estimate from Friday through Sunday of $275.5 million.
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Rounding out the top five, Fox's new animated adventure "Epic" started potently with $34.2 million for Friday through Sunday and $44 million through Monday, while "Iron Man 3" took the No. 5 slot with an additional $19.5 million and $24.6 million through Monday, bringing its domestic total to date to $372.7 million.
Compared to this time last year, attendance is down 6.9% and revenue is off about 7.1%.
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