The Fate of the Furious which is the eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally over Easter weekend. That makes it the strongest worldwide debut ever. It marginally takes over the $529m (£421.8m) taken by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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[VIDEO]: The Fate Of The Furious Breaks Global Box Office Record. The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally over Easter weekend.
Box Office Hit: The Fate of the Furious
The high-octane eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise broke box office records last weekend when it sped to $532.5 million worldwide. This weekend’s smattering of low-watt newcomers don’t show signs of earning even a tenth of “Fate’s” opening weekend $100 million domestic earnings: http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-fate-of-the-furious-unforgettable-1202347619/
So, obviously, this is not an actual Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee episode featuring Vin Diesel and company. It’s Jerry Seinfeld rolling with the Fast Family through the magic of a few crudely edited trailers. Hilarity ensues. More here: http://jalopnik.com/the-fate-of-the-furious-is-way-better-with-jerry-seinfe-1794418472
At $115.4 million domestic, it is already the sixth biggest domestic grosser of the year (sorry, Fifty Shades Darker) and will likely surpass The Boss Baby ($121m as of today) to be in fifth place as of the end of today. It will end the weekend below only Beauty and the Beast (around $470m by Sunday), Logan ($222m), The LEGO Batman Movie ($174m) and just over/under Get Out ($170m by Sunday). Yes, it’ll cross $200m domestic. Yes, it’ll end the month of May ahead of everything save Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and maybe Logan. Beyond that, we’ll see. Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/04/19/box-office-fate-of-the-furious-zooms-past-logan-to-be-years-second-biggest-hit/#3c9397b4580c
Big Hit in China
The film’s worldwide performance was boosted by exceptional patronage in China on the same weekend as other major markets. This is unlike the Force Awakens, which did not start screening there until many weeks later. The Fate of the Furious’ three-day takings of $190m (£151m) in China is just mind-blowing.