“Fast And Furious” outraced the competition on Friday, taking in a whopping $30.2 million at the box office.
The film, which reunites the cast of 2001’s “The Fast and The Furious,” earned well over its expectations and is on track to pass $75 or even $80 million – leaving the previous April record holder, 2003’s “Anger Management,” in the dust. The Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson face-off earned $42 million its opening weekend.
The first “Furious” film, which also starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster, earned $40 million during its opening weekend in 2001, according to Box Office Mojo. It went on to earn over $200 million worldwide.
In second place on Friday was last weekend’s box office champ, “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” with 8.9 million, and “The Haunting In Connecticut” in third place with $3.7 million.