"Fast and Furious 6" proves to be a strong rival for "The Hangover Part III". The car-racing flick from director Justin Lin claims the North American box office throne with $96.8 million in its debut, forcing the newly released comedy film starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis to be a runner-up.
Exhibitor Relations senior box-office analyst Jeff Bock comments on the key success of "Fast 6". "[The film] arrives on the scene packing more punch than any franchise rightfully should on its sixth lap," he tells MTV News. " '2 Fast 2 Furious' didn't have Vin Diesel and 'Tokyo Drift' didn't have either of the stars, so '6' really is '4' with Paul Walker and Diesel."
The Wolfpack flick has to settle for the second place with $41.8 million. Sadly, the 4-day total of the last film in the "Hangover" film series is far from the $117 million "The Hangover Part II" made during the first four days in 2011.
"Star Trek Into Darkness", meanwhile, plunges to No. 3 in its second week with $37.3 million. Following right behind the J.J. Abrams-directed sci-fi is another newcomer "Epic". The Beyonce Knowles-starring animation debuts to $33.5 million.
"Iron Man 3" rounds up the top five with $19.2 million in its fourth week.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for May 24 - 26: