How Fate Of The Furious Sets Up Fast And Furious 9

The luxury-car-antics-meets-global-espionage action film franchise has had a person of color in the director's seat ever since John Singleton ("Snowfall") helmed its second film, 2003's "2 Fast 2 Furious".

Nope! No way. You see, "The Fate of the Furious" introduces a whole new trilogy, according to Vin Diesel, who's appeared in nearly every installment since the 2001 original. The amount is even lower than earnings from China, which netted USD190 million (RM874 million), setting records for the biggest three-day opening weekend in history and the top debut for a Hollywood film in the Asian country.

"The Fate Of The Furious" sped to just short of the $100 million mark to open in the box office winners circle this weekend, according to updated figures released Monday. That being said Diesel ( Dominic Toretto) delivers his most dramatic and emotionally-rich performance in a Fast & Furious movie to date.

In China, they are apparently lining up for this shit, as it made more there than it did here.

The name of Vin Diesel immediately appeared, and the two actors did not try to extinguish the rumors that the producers of the film had to separate them when promoting their latest film. Right now, China's film regulators are slowly lightening their restrictions, especially that there is an obvious growth in the movie industry in 2016.

Universal reported an even Dollars 190 million, and factoring out online ticketing surcharges, the total comes to a slightly less-hefty RMB 1.245 billion (USD 182.2 million), but no matter how you slice it, Furious 8's debut - almost double North America's and more than a third of its worldwide cume - solidifies The Fast and the Furious as China's premiere franchise. They recently debuted a parody trailer for the movie with clips of Seinfield's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" edited in, giving us a laugh that we really weren't expecting. However, this movie features a more interesting storyline.

"It won't be as strong as 'Furious 7, ' but that's a pretty unfair comparison", said Shawn Robbins, an analyst with BoxOffice.com. Fast and Furious 8 has also become the highest opening weekend opener with a collection of $532 million worldwide which amounts to approximately Rs 3400 crore.

  • Salvatore Jensen