‘Fast & Furious’ shatters box office records

In the first truly shocking box office result of the year, "Fast & Furious" sped away from expectations to gross a humongous $72.5 million, according to early estimates from Media by Numbers. That result is effectively double what most industry observers had predicted for the debut of the fourth feature in Vin Diesel’s car franchise, and it left in the dust a number of notable records: – Best April opening ever, beating “Anger Management’s” $42.2 million. – Best Universal Pictures opening ever (three-day), beating “The Lost World: Jurassic Park’s” $72.1 million