Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M
DOA’s: ‘Unforgettable’ opening to $4.8-M, and ‘The Promise’ debuts to just $4.1-M after costing $100-M to make.
Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Fate of the Furious beat at the North American box office, grossing $38.7-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-day domestic box office total of $163.6-M and $908.4-M globally.
Fate of the Furious is doing huge business overseas, where it earned another $163.4-M for a foreign total of $744.8-M, led by China with $318-M.
Disney’s NYSE:DIS) nature documentary Born in China, earned $5.1-M from 1,508 theaters to place # 4.
Warner Bros.’ female-centric thriller Unforgettable, starring Katherine Heigl, debuted to a mere $4.8-M from 2,417 locations, marking a career worst for Ms. Heigl for a nationwide opening. Unforgettable placed # 7, stars, the film happily cost just $12-M to make.
The Promise, a big-budget movie bowed to $4.1-M from 2,251 theaters after costing $100-M to produce.
The 2 other new films, action-comedy Free Fire and sci-fi thriller Phoenix Forgotten also disappointed.
Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, a send-up of vintage action movies, grossed $1-M from 1,070 theaters for indie distributor A24. The film placed #18.
Fox Searchlight’s Gifted crossed $10-M after earning another $4.5-M from 1,986 theaters.
James Grey’s The Lost City of Z expanded into a total of 614 theaters in its 2nd weekend, earning $2.1-M to place #10.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.
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