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Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Entertainment | By Alexander Flowers

'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

The eighth film in the popular "Fast and Furious" franchise pulled in $532 million at the box office around the world in its first weekend, according to its studio, Universal Pictures. The film zoomed to an estimated $532.5 million global debut over Easter weekend, including $100.2 million in the United States and a $432.2 million overseas.

The eighth installment of "Fast and the Furious" is showing zero signs of holding up at the global box office as F Gary Gray's directorial raced to an earth-shattering 532 million United States dollars global debut over Easter weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It has even surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens strongest worldwide debut so far which was around $529 million. With the eight successful movies, and a total of $4.4 Billion and counting, we can not deny that the global audience really loves this vehicle racing action movie.

Directed by F. Gary Gary, the movie has grossed a HUGE amount of money for their opening weekend, out-pacing every other movie out on the market now and going SO big, that no other new release wanted to debut this weekend against it! The "Furious 7" earned $397.7 Million in the global screen. It nabbed the country's biggest three-day opening of all time.

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The last instalment from the franchise, Fast and Furious 7 (2015), made US$1.51 billion worldwide.

"Going in Style", a Warner Bros. comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as an octogenarian bank robbers, placed fifth in its second weekend, taking in $6.3 million for a domestic total of $23.3 million, which nearly covers its production budget. Universal has already announced a ninth and tenth installment for 2019 and 2021.

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