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'Fast Five' leads weekend box office race

The fifth installment of the 'Fast and Furious' film franchise was this year's biggest opening. ('Fast Five'/Universal)

May 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The fifth installment of the 'Fast and Furious' film franchise was this year's biggest opening.

The action flick, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson, with an $83.6 million opening, more than doubled the previous record of $39.2 million for "Rio."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Fast Five," $83.6 million.

2. "Rio," $14.4 million.

3. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family," $10.1 million.

4. "Water for Elephants," $9.1 million.

5. "Prom," $5 million.

6. "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," $4.1 million.

7. "Soul Surfer," $3.3 million.

8. "Insidious," $2.7 million.

9. "Hop," $2.6 million.

10. "Source Code," $2.5 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.