Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest flick earned $6.5 million in late night shows last night and is expected to take in more than $100 million through Monday according to MTV News. The Hangover Part III is expected to earn $80 million in the same time frame.
“While ‘6’ usually translates to franchise fatigue, this series doesn’t play by the rules, and Universal has done a great job beefing up each installment,” Exhibitor Relations senior box-office analyst Jeff Bock said of Fast 6 to MTV News.
“In ‘Fast Five,’ they added Dwayne Johnson and in ‘6’ they brought Michelle Rodriguez’s character back from the dead. Plus, instead of a car-racing series, ‘Fast & Furious’ has morphed into a heist-film franchise, extending its audience and lengthening its play-ability.”