'Fast Five' Final Opening Weekend Number: $86.2 Million Domestic

12:18 PM PST 05/02/2011 by Pamela McClintock
Universal Pictures

That’s $3 million more than Universal’s Sunday estimate.

Fast Five is the gift that won’t stop giving for Universal. The action pic actually opened to $86.2 million at the domestic box office--$3 million more than the studio’s Sunday estimate of $83.6 million.

It’s common for a studio to overestimate a film’s weekend opening, but not to underestimate.

Fast Five broke a number of records. It’s the highest opening in Universal’s history (previous best Lost World: Jurassic Park at $72.1 million), and also the best April opening of all time.

Overseas, Fast Five grossed $45.9 million for the weekend, bringing its cume to $82 million and worldwide total to $168.2 million.

  

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