While the Vin Diesel starrer remains in the top spot in its second week, Will Smith's film suffers big loss against Jesse Eisenberg's magician thriller.
"Fast and Furious 6" still rules the North American box office. Despite a 65 percent decrease, the high-octane flick starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker is able to finish in No. 1 by taking in $35.2 million for the second week. Meanwhile, "Now You See Me" debuts to a stunning result to beat strong competitor, Will Smith's "After Earth".
The magician film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher, claims the second place with a great $29.4 million. With strong word-of-mouth (an A- grade at CinemaScore), the Summit Entertainment pic is able to overshadow Sony's sci-fi, which trails behind with a disappointing $27.5 million.
Of the poor start of "After Earth", Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo says that it happens because it is simply not "that appealing." Besides the fact that M. Night Shyamalan's name was hidden in the marketing, the role of Will as a incapacitated soldier is "devoid of the charisma and energy that audiences expect from him."
*Tied for fourth place are "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Epic". The J.J. Abrams-directed feature and the animated film, which includes Beyonce Knowles in the cast, bag $16.8 and $16.6 respectively.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for May 31 - June 2:
- "Fast and Furious 6" - $35.2 million
- "Now You See Me" - $29.4 million
- "After Earth" - $27.5 million
- *"Star Trek Into Darkness" - $16.8 million
- *"Epic" - $16.6 million
- "The Hangover Part III" - $16.4 million
- "Iron Man 3" - $8.4 million
- "The Great Gatsby" - $6.5 million
- "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" - $1.6 million
- "Mud" - $1.21 million
*UPDATE (June 5, 2013): When the final figures came out on Monday, June 3, it turns out that "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Epic" are no longer tied for fourth place. The J.J. Abrams film secures the spot with $16.8 million while the animation ranks fifth with $16.6 million.