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'Fast Five' Cruises to the Top of Box Office

May 02, 2011 01:46:24 GMT

The action movie tops the chart with $83.6 million, forcing 'Rio' to drop one place to number two with $14.4 million.


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"Fast Five" rocks North American box office. The newest "Fast and Furious" film has sold $86.2 million in tickets from 3,644 theaters. Attracting young and ethnically diverse audience, this movie receives an overall "A" grade from CinemaScore.

"Fast Five" arrival on theaters has forced last-week champ "Rio" to hand over the reign. The animation, which revolves around a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind, slips to the second place and dips 43.8% for $14.8 million.

In the meantime, "Madea's Big Happy Family" drops to number three. The Tyler Perry-directed film grosses $9.9 million, or obtains a total amount of $40.9 million in its second week.

Also sliding down to another slot is "Water for Elephants". The drama film secures the fourth place by obtaining $9.3 million, or drops 44.5%. Meanwhile, newly-released "Prom" opens at number five. The film collects $4.7 million and receives a "B plus" from CinemaScore moviegoers.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for April 29 - May 1:

  1. "Fast Five" - $86.2 million
  2. "Rio" - $14.8 million
  3. "Madea's Big Happy Family" - $9.9 million
  4. "Water for Elephants" - $9.3 million
  5. "Prom" - $4.7 million
  6. "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" - $4.1 million
  7. "Soul Surfer" - $3.3 million
  8. "Insidious" - $2.7 million
  9. "Hop" - $2.6 million
  10. "Source Code" - $2.5 million

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