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    How Furious Was Fast Five?

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    Laugh if you want, but that 5-year-old screenwriter is good: Fast Five was monster at the weekend box office.

    The eye-popping stats:

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    The $125 million sequel grossed $165 million worldwide, per estimates, including $83.6 million here.

    It was the biggest-opening movie of the year domestically.

    It was the biggest-opening movie in the Jurassic Park-, E.T.-graced history of Universal Pictures.

    It was biggest-opening April opener ever.

    And, of course:

    It was the biggest-opening Fast and Furious movie ever.

    Perhaps not so obviously, the car flick, memorably mocked by The Onion, was the franchise's best-reviewed movie, too. (On Rotten Tomatoes, the film scored a positive rating not far off from Jane Eyre's.)

    So, yes, if anyone asks, Vin Diesel saves.

    Elsewhere, the tween flick Prom and the animated Hoodwinked Too were non-starters.

    Rio, which was out at No. 1 after a two-weekend stay, crossed $100 million overall domestically, while Scream 4 disappeared from the Top 10 after grossing just $35.5 million overall. 

    Robert Pattinsons and Reese Witherspoon's Water for Elephants held OK, unlike Madea's Big Happy Family, which saw ticket sales drop 60 percent from last weekend.

    Here's a complete rundown of the top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday numbers as compiled by Exhibitor Relations.

    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
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