Fast and Furious Revs Up to Take On Monsters

Fast and Furious, the fourth film in the street-racing franchise, is looking to outpace the Monsters vs. Aliens 3-D juggernaut at the box office this weekend.

The Universal release, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, arrives at 3,462 theaters this weekend and hopes to emulate the success of the second film in the series, 2 Fast 2 Furious, which had a $50 million opening weekend in 2003.

Also opening this weekend is Adventureland, a Miramax comedy starring Jesse Eisenstein and Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart that plays at just over 1,800 theaters.

That means there’s a good chance Monsters will have a monstrous second weekend at the box office, though word of mouth on the film may dampen the flow of moviegoers to the pic.