"Need For Speed" zoomed to the top of the box office Friday night, nabbing $6.6 million and leaving "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" in the dust.

However, it will be a close race for the weekend title, and "Speed" may find itself stuck at No. 2 by Sunday.

The videogame adaptation stars Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.

"300" came in second place on Friday, earning another $5.8 million. Its domestic total now stands at $65 million, significantly lower that the 2007 original, which had already broken $100 million by this point in release.

In third place was 20th Century Fox's animated "Peabody," which cooked up another $5.4 million. It has earned $47.4 million domestically to date. 

By the weekend's close, "Speed" will likely earn around a lower-than-expected $18 million. "Peabody," with a broader family audience base, will likely earn north of $25 million, passing "Speed" for the top spot. 

Meanwhile, Tyler Perry's latest, "The Single Moms Club," landed in fourth place, debuting to $3.2 million.

Liam Neeson's "Non-Stop" also earned an estimated $3.2 million for fifth place, although it may end up swapping with "Moms" for fourth by Sunday.

"Non-Stop" has so far earned $61.3 million in North America. 

Look for continuing box office updates throughout the weekend HitFix.  

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.