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‘Five’ is Fast, But ‘Rio’ Hangs On as ‘Hoodwinked’ Struggles


‘Five’ is Fast, But ‘Rio’ Hangs On as ‘Hoodwinked’ Struggles

Most of the attention this weekend was on the blazing fast start for Universal’s Fast Five, which had the best opening of the year to date and Universal’s best-ever opening ever with an estimated $80 million in ticket sales.

Fox’s animated feature Rio, however, held on pretty well, taking a distant second place with a solid $14 million in its third weekend of release. That puts the Blue Sky Studios production at $103 million domestic and a whopping $260 million overseas for a very solid worldwide total of $364 million.

The news was far less rosy for Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil. The sequel opened in sixth place with a $4.1 million weekend, just behind the $5 million opening for Disney’s live-action teen movie Prom. The news is hardly all bad for The Weinstein Co. release, as Hoodwinked Too!’s production budget of about $30 million gives it a good chance of succeeding financially in the long run.

Nearing the end of its theatrical run is Rango, which is topping out at about $120 million domestic and $117 million overseas for a respectable run of $237 million.


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