By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Things weren’t as fast or furious at multiplexes as they were over the record-setting Memorial Day Weekend, but the box office remained active.READ MORE: Philadelphia Fourth Of July Shooting: 2 Police Officers Injured After Shots Fired During Fireworks Show On Ben Franklin Parkway
The sequel “Fast & Furious 6,” with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, made it two weekends in a row in the top spot, earning an estimated $35-million on its second weekend of release.
New films took second and third place.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Fed Up With City's Gun Violence Problem, Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor
“Now You See Me,” the illusionist crime thriller with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrrelson, and Morgan Freeman, was the runner up, taking in $28-million.
And “After Earth,” the science fiction thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan, starring Will Smith and son Jaden, was right behind, claiming the third spot with a debut of $27-million.
Meanwhile, three other holdover titles topped the $10-million mark: “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Epic” and “The Hangover Part III.”MORE NEWS: South Jersey Man Recalls Moments After Shots Fired Injuring 2 Police Officers At Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Show In Philadelphia
Overall, box office was strong, with industry-wide totals easily topping those of a year ago.