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Fast Five Gets Checkered Flag at Box Office

For the weekend of April 29 – May 1, FAST FIVE raced to the top spot at the U.S. box office.

For the weekend of April 29 – May 1, FAST FIVE raced to the top spot at the U.S. box office. With vfx from BlueBolt, Factory VFX, Method Studios, Moving Picture Company (MPC), Pixomondo, Proof and With A Twist Studio, the Rio-based heist flick stole $86.2 million.

This moved another Rio-based film to second. Fox and Blue Sky’s animated hit RIO added $14.8 million to its $104 million cume.

Lionsgate’s TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY slipped from second to third, dragging in an additional $9.86 million and lifting its cume to $40.9 million.

Fox’s WATER FOR ELEPHANTS pulled into fourth with $9.34 million. With vfx from Crazy Horse Effects, Proof, Shade VFX and With A Twist Studio, the circus melodrama has tallied up $32.5 million to date.

Buena Vista’s PROM danced into fifth with $4.71 million in its opening weekend.

In sixth, HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL scored $4.11 million for the Weinstein Company.

TriStar’s SOUL SURFER stayed steady in seventh with $3.37 million. With vfx from Engine Room, the true-life shark attack drama has washed up $33.8 million thus far.

In its fifth week, FilmDistrict’s INSIDIOUS moved up one slot to eighth, earning $2.69 million. With vfx from Fractured FX, the haunted house flick has amassed $48.3 million to date.

Universal’s HOP tumbled from fourth to ninth, raising another $2.69 million. With vfx from Rhythm & Hues, the Easter Bunny flick has a cume of $105.4 million.

Summit’s SOURCE CODE finished off the top ten for the second week. With vfx from Modus Fx, Moving Picture Company (MPC), Oblique FX and Rodeo FX, the sci-fi thriller added $2.51 million to its $48.9 million cume.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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