'Fate of the Furious' races to $100.2 million opening


The eighth instalment of the action franchise, also known as Fast and Furious 8 in some territories, was always expected to make big money during its opening over Easter weekend (14-16Apr17).

"The Fate of the Furious" easily outsped the competition in its box-office debut and is on track to be the biggest global movie opening of all time after setting a debut weekend record in China even as its North American revenue missed estimates. It's bested the mark set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

"Furious 8" also saw the advantage of the biggest three-day bow in history and the top opening ever for a Hollywood title by opening to a massive 192.1 million United States dollars and debuted at No. 1 in all 63 foreign markets.

It was a sharp drop from the $147.2 million debut by "Furious 7" in 2015 but strong performance overseas meant it was able to smash the "Jurassic World" record worldwide opening of $316.7, with a massive $432.3 million from 63 global markets. Fast and Furious earned $188.85 million in China, and a total of $532.5 million across 63 countries.

Fate \/em grabbed another $8 million in domestic earnings on Monday, the second-highest-earning earnings for an April film. Clearly, the eight film franchise is doing something right. Though it should be a surprise to pretty much no one, The Rock and Vin Diesel's blockbuster vehicle is a smash hit.

The Queensland Government has invested an additional $30 million over four years in a bid to attract large-scale productions to Queensland, including the latest Pirates of the Caribbean and Thor films shot on the Gold Coast last year. "The Fate of the Furious is satisfying audiences on many different levels".

Its nearest competitor was The Boss Baby, which took a further $15.5m (£12.4m) to land second place. Before the movie released on Thursday, people poured in their love for the movie on Wednesday, and Fast and Furious Box Office Collection started off with a good sum of 8.50 Crore gross.



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