According to Box Office Mojo Universal has moved Fast Five up from it’s June 10th release to an earlier April 29th release. When Fast and Furious hit last April it earned $353 million worldwide, making it the most successful film in the franchise. Universal are likely hoping for similar April success again.
The change means Fast Five has little competition now, only Thor several days after, where as in its June slot it would have had to compete with X-Men: First Class from the previous week and Green Lantern the following weekend. Now only J.J Abram’s Super 8 remains in the June 10th weekend, so it will give all the June films more breathing room.
Since Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) broke Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.