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Fast 6 hangs onto first place in US

Vin Diesel's latest Fast And Furious movie has kept its place at the top of the US box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The sixth movie in the high octane franchise is expected to add another 34.5 million dollars to its North American ticket sales, keeping it in the top spot after opening with more than 120 million over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said the sixth instalment in the street-racing franchise, which also stars Paul Walker, was "preordained to be number one again".

Magic-heist thriller Now You See Me debuted in second place with 28.1 million dollars. The Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment release features an ensemble cast, including Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Woody Harrelson, in a tale of illusionists who rob banks and share the spoils with their audience.

After Earth, the futuristic caper starring father-and-son team Will Smith and Jaden Smith, opened in third place with 27 million.

Fox's animated Epic and Paramount's Star Trek: Into Darkness tied for fourth place with 16.4 million dollars each, while The Hangover Part III was fifth with 15.9 million.

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