Box Office: Fast & Furious 6 Races Past Hangover III

It's a franchise-best opening for the high-octane series.

Posted: 05/28/2013 09:00 AM EDT

In the race for audience attention over the holiday weekend, Fast & Furious 6 was the clear victor. 

The most recent installment of the fast-paced series earned $120 million over the long weekend, more than double The Hangover Part III. That film took in $53 million for a somewhat flat second place finish. Fast 6 had the most profitable opening weekend of the franchise, while Hangover III had the worst. 

Animated film Epic, voiced by Beyoncé, Aziz Ansari and Colin Farell, came in fourth with $42.6 million, just behind Star Trek Into Darkness in third place. Iron Man 3 rounded out the top five. Combined, the films added up to the highest-grossing Memorial Day weekend in history. 

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(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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