Holiday Box Office Breaks Records

Looks like an HBO original movie (Beyond the Candelabra) and a new episode of Mad Men didn’t stop Americans from running to the movies this weekend. The weekend box office brought in a record-breaking $323 million in just three days, toppling 2011’s record of $276 million. In fact, Fast & Furious 6 alone nearly broke that record with a global estimate of $275.5 million, and a domestic holiday estimate of $122.2 million. Despite a slow Wednesday opening, The Hangover III is estimated to bring in $52 million domestically over the four-day weekend. Star Trek: Into Darkness took home $48 million in its second weekend, while kids’ feature Epic brought $44 million.