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'Fast & Furious 6' Spells Box Office Armageddon For 'After Earth'

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According to Film.com, Will Smith's new sci-fi epic "After Earth" took a massive header at the box office this weekend, allowing Vin Diesel and company to slip into the number one spot for the second weekend in a row, as "Fast & Furious 6" earned an estimated $34 million.

How bad was it for "After Earth?" The team-up between Smith and son Jaden proved to be the latest flop by director M. Night Shyamalan, bringing in $27 million. That doesn't sound too bad, but the film cost over $120 million to make and had been expected to top the box office. Instead, it had to settle for third place behind fellow newcomer "Now You See Me," which earned $28 million.

For a full run down of the weekend's box office top ten, including figures for returning favorites "Iron Man 3," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Hangover Part III," head to Film.com.

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