fast five Box Office: 'Fast Five' speeds to first place with $83.6MBet you five bucks they are going to announce “Fast and Furious 6” any day now.

“Fast Five” completely dominated the box office bringing in $83.6 million over the weekend. The number blew away the previous film in the franchise, which brought in $71 million its opening weekend. The franchises’ fifth film starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker is Universal’s best opening ever (“The Lost World: Jurassic Park” — $72.1 million).

The weekend’s other new releases — “Hoodwinked Too!” and “Prom” — didn’t fare so well, only bringing in $4.1 million and $5 million.

Last weekend’s box office champ “Rio” came in second, but still nowhere near “Fast Five,” earning $14.4M. “Madea’s Big Family” was third with $10 million. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s romance/drama “Water For Elephants” made $9.1 million, bringing its total gross over the $30 million mark.

Here’s the weekend’s Top 10:

No. 1 — “Fast Five,” $83.6M
No. 2 — “Rio,” $14.4M
No. 3 — “Madea’s Big Family,” $10M
No. 4 — “Water For Elephants,” $9.1M
No. 5 — “Prom,” $5M
No. 6 — “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” $4.1M
No. 7 — “Soul Surfer,” $3.3M
No. 8 — “Insidious,” $2.6M
No. 9 — “Hop,” $2.56M
No. 10 — “Source Code,” $2.53M

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