Fast & Furious 5 directed by director Justin Lin and starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, according to first estimates, would have raised $83.6 million in just 3 days. Beaten Lost World: Jurassic Park, stopped in 1997 at 73 million dollars. But we are also talking about the best debut of the year, destroyed Rio, at 39.2 million, and the best debut ever in April.
One wonders what thresholds the film will reach in the USA and the world (in just over a week it’s already at 165 million!) as the estate will probably be considerably better than that of the fourth chapter as it has a Cinemascore A (even A+ in the very young). The American film summer is off to a great start: we’re talking about 200 and 500 million dollars respectively.
Plot: Since former policeman Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) broke out the latter’s brother, Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel), the three have been forced to escape in order to evade the authorities. Now, hidden in a corner of Rio de Janeiro, they must complete one last job to get their freedom back. They put together a team of high-speed professionals. The unlikely allies know this is their last chance to face the ruthless businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their trail. Tough federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never misses his target. When he’s tasked to track down Dom and Brian, he and his team go in to capture them. But as his men make their way into Brazil, Hobbs realizes he can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. Now, he has to trust his instincts to catch his prey… before someone else does.