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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Fate Of The Furious Sets A Massive Box Office Record

Universal’s The Fate of the Furious torched global box office records this weekend, bringing in a massive $532-Million worldwide and setting a new benchmark for an opening weekend.

The movie has officially earned the largest worldwide weekend opening of all time, topping records previously held by box office blockbusters Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The eighth chapter of the multi billion dollar franchise earned $432.3-Million internationally after bowing in 63 foreign markets. Here in North America, the high octane action flick brought in an additional $100.2-Million. The highly anticipated sequel also earned $190-Million in China, giving it the biggest three-day opening weekend in history and the top debut for a Hollywood film in China. Thus, it's quite clear that the franchise is growing more globally in its scope - something that only work in the franchise's favour as more sequels are released.

The Fate Of The Furious also performed well in Mexico, where it earned $17.8-Million, the United Kingdom and Ireland with $17-Million, Russia with $14.1-Million, Germany with $13.6-Million, and Brazil with $12.8-Million.

With this latest sequel, the Fast and Furious series has now earned $4.4-Billion worldwide, making it the most successful franchise in the history of Universal Studios.

Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron, The Fate Of The Furious is playing in theatres now.

Source: Variety

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