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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Fast & Furious 6 Snags Memorial Day 2013

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June 24, 2011

Universal Pictures has snagged a release date for the yet-untitled sixth installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, temporarily titled Fast and Furious 6, and according to Deadline, they'll be releasing the movie on May 24, 2013 over Memorial Day weekend.

Produced by Neal Moritz, the franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide with the recent Fast Five having grossed nearly $600 million globally on its own.

There's no confirmation that director Justin Lin will be returning for his fourth movie in a row, although he's talked about completing the trilogy that began with 2009's Fast and Furious. There isn't any word on how much of the ensemble cast from Fast Five will be returning, but considering that they've established a new heist thriller format, one would expect at least Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson, who joined the franchise with the last film, playing a special forces agent sent to stop the streetracin' criminals.

Fast & Furious 6 is the third movie to be scheduled for May 2013, although recent word and the fact it's also from Universal puts further question on whether Ron Howard's The Dark Tower would open the week before as previously scheduled.


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The Raid Star Joe Taslim Heads to Fast & Furious 6

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July 27, 2012

Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 has scored another modern action star as Variety reports that The Raid: Redemption's Joe Taslim has joined the cast of the franchise sequel. He'll play a villain named Jah who will have an opportunity to make use of the talent's martial arts skills.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez are confirmed to be returning. New additions to the cast include Gina Carano and Luke Evans.

Details of the plot are currently few, but the trade suggests that the storyline revolves around a European heist and a race against a rival team of criminals.

Fast & Furious 6 is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013.


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Box Office Results: Fast & Furious 6 Helps Set New Memorial Day Weekend Record

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May 27, 2013

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

It's June 5, 2009 and Todd Phillips' new R-rated comedy The Hangover, featuring a cast of unknowns including Bradley Cooper in his first full-on leading role, opens against Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost, considered at one point to be the favorite, and it absolutely destroys it, making $45 million to "Lost's" $18.8 million. Cut forward to Memorial Day 2011 and The Hangover Part II is opening against DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2, the sequel to a huge animated hit for star Jack Black. Once again, Phillips' raunchy comedy wins the day with an $85 million weekend after a $31 million opening day. Kung Fu Panda 2 barely makes in four days what the original movie made its opening weekend.

And that brings us to Memorial Day 2013, the weekend where Todd Phillips' "Hangover" franchise finally met its match...

In Fast & Furious 6 (Universal), the long-running street racing franchise that's evolved with the times and delivered a quick follow-up to the popular Fast 5 that brought the fans into theaters in droves. With the returning cast of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson--his fourth movie in four months--Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, joined by Luke Evans and Gina Carano, "Furious 6" opened on Friday in 3,658 theaters, taking in $38.2 million, surpassing the opening day of Fast 5 by $3.8 million. It then took full advantage of the long holiday weekend, bringing in $96.8 million over the three-day weekend and an estimated $120 million including Memorial Day Monday.

That opening makes it the fourth biggest Memorial Day opening ever as well as Universal Pictures' biggest opening movie to date, surpassing the $86.2 million opening of Fast Five two years ago. Work is already underway for a seventh installment to the franchise that could be released as early as next summer. That $120 million opening combined with the other blockbusters helped set a new Memorial Day record with the Top 10 grossing more than $300 million, an unprecedented achievement that didn't even happen the weekend where Marvel's The Avengers set a new opening record with $207 million.

Internationally, the movie also continued to do well as it opened in 59 additional territories following its slow roll-out in the UK and Ireland last weekend, with huge results in many countries that brought the international total to $197 million so as of Monday, the sixth movie in the franchise has made $317 million worldwide. It's yet to open in big markets like Australia, China and Japan.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part III (Warner Bros.) once again opened early on Thursday, reuniting the Wolf Pack of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong, but it hit the weekend with horrid reviews and its $11.8 million opening Thursday (compared to the $31 million made by its predecessor its opening day) led to a disappointing four-day weekend take of $51.2 million, which is nearly half what its predecessor made over Memorial Day weekend two years ago, at the time becoming the fourth biggest opener over the holiday weekend. That position has been bumped down to fifth thanks to the latest "Fast and Furious," too. Considering the bigger budget for the threequel, that's gotta smart.

J.J. Abrams' sci-fi sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch, held decent in its second weekend even as it dropped to third place to make way for the two new movies. It brought in $38 million for the three-day weekend and $47 million including Monday.

That was followed by the latest animated film from Blue Sky Films, makers of the "Ice Age" movies, with the action-adventure Epic (20th Century Fox), featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler. That brought in $42.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend, which may be low for a Memorial Day where it's the first new family film in months but it's not awful and it can build on it in the three weeks before Disney•Pixar's Monsters University opens.

Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr., took fifth place with $19.4 million over the three-day weekend and $24.3 million including Monday, bringing its total to $371.6 million domestically, putting it head and shoulders above all other movies as the biggest grossing movie of the year. The threequel has grossed $1.142 billion worldwide, which you can read more about here.

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, dropped to sixth place with $13.7 million over the three-day weekend and $17 million including Monday. Luhrman's biggest domestic hit to date has grossed $118.2 million so far.

Nothing else in the Top 10 made a significant amount of money although Jeff Nichols' Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, had the best hold, making more over the four-day holiday weekend then it did last weekend despite losing theaters.

As mentioned before, this was one of the biggest weekends at the box office in a long time and the over $300 million made by the Top 10 was a huge 59% boost over last Memorial Day when Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunited for Men in Black 3, which brought in $69.2 million over the four-day weekend. The only other new movie was the found footage horror movie Chernobyl Diaries, which opened in fifth place with $8 million.

Opening in limited release, Richard Linklater's long-awaited third chapter in the "Before" series Before Midnight (Sony Pictures Classics), once again starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles where it grossed $322,000 over the four-day weekend or $54,300 per theater. Plans are to expand it nationwide on June 14.


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Fast & Furious 6 Passes $500 Million in Record Time for Universal

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June 6, 2013

Universal Pictures today announced that Fast & Furious 6 has become the fastest film to climb to $500 million at the worldwide box office in the studio’s history.

Fast & Furious 6 raced into the box office as number one in all 60 territories where it opened and held first position worldwide for two weeks in a row. The sixth film in the franchise scored Universal’s highest-grossing opening weekend of all time and the biggest for Universal’s homegrown "Fast & Furious" franchise. To date, the film has grossed $180.3 million in North America and $342.2 million internationally, with yesterday’s grosses pushing the film past $500 million worldwide.

Directed by Justin Lin, Fast & Furious 6 starsVin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans and Gina Carano.


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