'Fast & Furious' Accelerates To $72.5M Opening

Sunday, Apr 5, 2009  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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'Fast & Furious' Accelerates To $72.5M Opening

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"Fast & Furious" has left its competition in the dust with a $72.5 million opening weekend.

That is the best opening weekend so far this year, topping last weekend's $59.3 million debut for "Monsters vs. Aliens."

"Fast&Furious" also has raced to a record for April debuts, easily passing the previous best of $42.2 million set by "Anger Management" in 2003.

The fourth installment of "The Fast and the Furious" street-racing franchise brings back the four stars of the 2001 original — Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.

The reunion has paid off for distributor Universal, which also has pulled in $30.1 million in 32 other countries where "Fast & Furious" is playing.

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