Universal's Fast & Furious 6 beat out Summit Entertainment’s Now You See Me and Sony’s After Earth to remain in first place in its second weekend.
Universal's Fast & Furious 6 beat out Summit Entertainment’s Now You See Me and Sony’s After Earth to remain in first place in its second weekend, bringing in $34.5 million for a domestic total of $170.3 million. Overseas, the action feature earned another $75 million for a worldwide total of $480.6 million.
In second place, magician caper Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco, earned $28.1 million for its debut.
After Earth, starring Will Smith opposite his son, Jaden, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, took in $27 million for its North American debut, coming in third.
Star Trek Into Darkness and Epic tied for fourth place this weekend with $16.4 million. Through 18 days at the box office, Paramount’s Into Darkness, directed by J.J. Abrams, has earned $181.2 million. Overseas, the film took in $37.6 million as it opened in China and South Korea for an international total of $147.4 million and worldwide total of $328.6 million.
Meanwhile, Epic, produced by Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky, the team behind the Ice Age franchise and Rio, has earned $65.2 million to date. With only two weekends left before Monsters University opens, Epic may become Blue Sky Animation's lowest-grossing movie ever behind Robots ($128.2 million). Overseas, the film took in $28.8 million for an international total of $86.3 million and worldwide total of $151.5 million.
In sixth place, Warner Bros.' and Legendary's The Hangover Part III grossed $15.9 million over its sophomore weekend for a domestic total of $88.1 million. Overseas the film topped the international box office with $82.3 million.
Disney and Marvel's Iron Man 3 came in seventh, making $8 million during its fifth weekend at the domestic box office for a total of $384.8 million.
In eighth place, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, brought in $6.3 million for a total of $128.3 million.
Bollywood feature Yei Jawaani Hai Deewani, distributed by Eros, came in ninth place, earning a $1.7 million debut.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Roadside Attractions’ Mud earned $1.2 million during its sixth weekend out for a total of $16.9 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.