The news just keeps getting better for Fast & Furious 6. Early estimates had the film heading toward an amazing $100 million opening weekend over the four days counted toward the Memorial Day weekend. Now, those numbers are starting to get revised upwards.
Fast & Furious 6 is receiving very strong buzz from fans, and many followers of the franchise are declaring it the best Fast & Furious so far. Fast & Furious 6 delivers exactly what fans of the series wanted to see: faster cars, more amazing stunts, and plenty of Vin Diesel.
According to Deadline, Fast & Furious 6 took in $39 million on Friday (and Thursday late shows). The film is now projected to do $119.3 million over the holiday weekend (including Monday). Given the strong word of mouth for the film, we actually wouldn't be surprised if Fast & Furious speeds across the $120 million mark over the four days.
Even better news for Univeral is that the post-credits scene in Fast & Furious 6 is winning rave reviews from fans as one of the best post-credits scenes ever in a movie. Universal probably couldn't ask for a better set-up for Fast & Furious 7.