The box office numbers are in for Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson’s latest movie FAST FIVE and the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise had a blockbuster opening weekend. By far the best opening weekend of 2011 thus far, FAST FIVE took in $86.2 million dollars (in North America) in its opening weekend. It was also the best opening weekend for the Fast & Furious franchise.
Director Justin Lin, who directed the last three Fast & Furious movies, is already planning a sixth installment, which will see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprise his role as US special agent Hobbs.
“After this big weekend, we’re going forward,” Lin told USA Today on Monday. “It’s pretty much 100%. It’s going to happen. At five, we’re just hitting our stride .. We’re growing. People want to continue this journey.”
After the closing credits of Fast Five, a brief scene aired that revealed details on the plot of Fast Six. The scene featured The Rock with actress Eva Mendes talking about a new case – a robbery involving actress Michelle Rodriguez’s character Letty, who was murdered in 2009’s Fast & Furious – a sign that she’ll be returning “from the dead“ in the next movie.
* Pictures Of The Rock On The Set Of FAST FIVE (Bald Head & Goatee)