Fast 8 Global Debut Brings In $532.5M, Besting Star Wars

China grossed an awesome $192.1 million, making The Fate of the Furious the biggest three-day opening weekend of all-time and the biggest Hollywood opening of all-time there. It took in $98.7 million in tickets over the three-day weekend in the United States and Canada.

As predicted by pundits, the eighth edition of the film series performed hugely in the worldwide box office in its opening weekend.

In North America, Fate took in US$100.2 million, 32 per cent less than its predecessor, Furious 7 (2015).

Made with a massive budget of $250 million, the star cast also include Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Kurt Russell.

The film brought in $432.3 million from the global markets, which beat out the $316.7 million brought in by 2015's Jurassic World.

Fast and Furious 9 is now racing toward an April 19, 2019 release date, while Fast and Furious 10 will trail it shortly afterward with an April 2, 2021 release.

The film collected Rs 5.50 crore (55 million) nett approx on Wednesday (Paid previews) and Rs 9.25 crore (92.5 million) nett approx on Thursday.

"It is a franchise that has adapted and changed over the years and is as relevant in 2017 as it was in 2001", noted Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for comScore. For far too long, Black films were said to be hard to sell to worldwide audiences, but projects like Get Out, Hidden Figures, and the Fast/Furious franchise has proven this to be untrue. "It's still firing on all cylinders".

Based on the huge disparity between this installment's opening numbers and "Furious 7's", American fans seemingly have become disinterested with the franchise.

Meanwhile, The Boss Baby comes in at number two with $15.5 million, while Disney's Beauty and the Beast holds in third with $13.5 million. Going in Style rounded out the top five with $6.3 million. But let's be real, eventually these movies will just be in Chinese.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

  • Salvatore Jensen