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

'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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