The fight broke out in the Regal River City Marketplace theater parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported.
About 600 people were in the lot, fighting and jumping on cars. Many did not have movie tickets, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lauri-Ellen Smith.
Smith said 62 officers were brought in to disperse the crowd, using pepper spray and other tactics.
There were no reports of gunfire or serious injuries.
Among the five arrested were three juveniles, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old.
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