Weekend Box Office: “Furious” $98, “Hangover” $42

It wasn’t a race. Not at all. “The Hangover Part 3” has earned $54 million since its soft opening Wednesday night, but “Fast and Furious 6” has cleaned up — $98 million and counting.

The official “weekend” tally for “Hangover” is $42. Which isn’t as bad as “Epic,” which never caught fire and has managed a middling (for 3D animation) $34 million.

“Star Trek” lost a solid (not bad, not great) 45% of its opening weekend audience and fell into the $30s.

“Iron Man 3” has crossed into “insane” money territory — $1.142 billion, top 5 US all time, top seven international all-time.

Far more interesting to me is seeing “Mud” hang on to audience and in the Top Ten and clear $14, “42” clinging to the slim hope that it can make it to $100 million ($93-94 by next weekend, and fading fast), and that “Frances Ha” opened pretty well for a Greta Gerwig indie film.

“Fast & Furious” and “Hangover” and even “Epic” should do decent business Monday, but the weekend seems pretty much spent and projections of a $120 million full holiday weekend opening (projections made Saturday) were just a tad optimistic.

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1 Response to Weekend Box Office: “Furious” $98, “Hangover” $42

  1. keith7198 says:

    “Mud” was a fabulous case to behold. I am from Arkansas (where it was filmed) and the buzz here was tremendous. In fact the Little Rock, Arkansas screening brought in more money than any other limited release screening in the country but one. It’s opened wider here now and it’s still grabbing an audience.

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