Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally
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The 8th installment in the franchise surpassed the previous worldwide record launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’
Universal’s Fast and the Furious, aka Furious 8, franchise is showing no signs of running out of gas on the world stage, as it posted and all-time best China launch of $190-M
The Fate of the Furious raced to an estimated $532.5-M global debut over Easter weekend, including $100.2-M domestically and a $432.2-M overseas.
Furious 8 will eclipse Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $529-M to boast the biggest worldwide opening of all-time, thus posting the top international launch of all-time, surpassing Jurassic World at $316.7-M.
Furious 8 opened in China, where it earned a massive $190-M, the biggest 3-day bow in history. Overall, the tentpole debuted at #1 in all 63 foreign markets, and it did more business than any previous installment in 32 of those markets.
In North America, Furious 8 scored the 2nd-biggest launch of the franchise behind Furious 7’s $147-M. Furious 7 (Y 2015) was the final film in the series to star Paul Walker.
“This franchise is showing no sign https://youtu.be/2DMpqplvADQof wear and tear,” said Universal international distribution chief Duncan Clark. “Fate of the Furious is satisfying audiences on many different levels.
Furious 8 played to audiences of all ethnicity’s garnering an A CinemaScore. The pic skewed male at 58%, more than the last film at 51%. The Fast and Furious movies have collectively grossed more than $3.9-B globally.
No other film opened against it nationwide.
At the specialty box office
The Lost City of Z did nicely for Amazon Studios (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Bleecker Street, opening to $112,633 from 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a location average of $28,158.
Another limited offering was the animated film Spark: A Space Tail, which debuted to a miserable $100,000 from 365 theaters for Open Road.
Back in the Top 10, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby placed #2 with $15.5 million for a domestic take of $116.5-M and worldwide box office of $287.6-M.
Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast held at # 3 with $13.5-M for a domestic total of $454.7-M and $1.043-B box office worldwide.
Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Smurfs: The Lost Village fell 51% in its 2nd frame to $6.5-M for $24.7-M in North America and $94.7-M globally.
New Line and Village Roadshow’s Going in Style earned $6.4-M in its 2nd frame for a domestic take of $23.4-M and $35.1-M at the worldwide box office.
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