The latest installment of the street-racing action film series grossed $256.53 million its opening weekend, May 25/26, announces Rentrak.
Released in 60 different territories on its opening weekend, Fast and Furious 6 really put the hammer down, leaving the previous episode's opening weekend showing far behind in the dust: the fifth installment in this blockbuster action series grossed only $109.6 million its first weekend in theaters.
The sixth installment has, moreover, made the worldwide charts for opening weekend returns: its $256.53 million puts it in 16th place, ousting that slot's previous holder, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($250m).
Released in four territories, The Hangover Part III got off to a relatively sluggish start, grossing $61.62 million on its opening weekend, as against $177.8m for the previous installment of this comedy franchise.
Meanwhile, Epic: The Battle of the Secret Kingdom spread from 16 to 35 territories its second weekend in commercial theaters, notching it up a rung on the revenue charts: The animated picture ranked third at $57.30m in box office receipts.
And last week's leader, Star Trek Into Darkness, came in fourth, with $51.10m in global revenue.