Fast & Furious Breaks Records to Finish First

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2009 4:06 PM CDT

(Newser) Fast & Furious blew away expectations away this weekend with a string of box office records and a $72.5 million haul, Entertainment Weekly reports. It's the best April opening of all time, best opening of the year, best F&F franchise opening, and Universal Pictures’ best debut ever. Rounding out the top five were Monsters vs. Aliens ($33.5 million), The Haunting in Connecticut ($9.6 million), Knowing ($8.1 million), and I Love You, Man ($7.9 million).