Fast & Furious 6 races to top of U.K. box office

The latest installment in The Fast And The Furious franchise has zoomed to the top of the U.K. box office, debuting with takings of $13.5 million (£8.7 million). Fast & Furious 6, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, took more than twice as much as its nearest competitor, The Great Gatsby, which pulled in $6.4 million (£4.1 million) over the weekend (18-19May13).
Sci-fi epic Star Trek Into Darkness was in third place after grossing $5.7 million (£3.7 million) in ticket sales, bringing its total U.K. earnings to an impressive $24 million (£15.6 million) since its debut on 9 May (13).
Robert Downey, Jr.’s Marvel blockbuster Iron Man 3 made (£1.4 million) while kids’ movie All Stars rounded out the top five with $1.6 million (£200,000).