‘Fate Of The Furious’ Drives Past $1B At International Box Office; ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $208M Overseas

Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious has now surpassed $1 billion at the international box office, bringing its global gross to approximately $1.223 globally, with $222.9 million coming from its domestic total. Impressively, The Fate of the Furious is now the eleventh highest-grossing opening for a film globally and has now become China’s best earning opening for a foreign film in that market, with $387.4 million so far.

It has even surpassed Furious 7, which grossed $1.16 billion. Another great milestone for the film is the fact that F. Gary Gray is also the first African-American director to have this kind of opening on a global scale. It really speaks to the style, diversity, and the franchise’s ability to try and top itself that gives it longevity.

Elsewhere at the international box office, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has grossed $208 million, adding in its $76.6 million at the domestic box office, the film has now grossed $285 million globally. Domestically, the film under-performed at the box office and is running 17% lower in gross amounts of its previous two predecessors and also had the lowest domestic gross of the five Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in just over five weeks, has grossed $450.1 million internationally and has now surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy globally, grossing $783.3 million thus far. This global number also makes it the fifth highest-grossing film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney also has another big money-maker with Beauty and the Beast, with a gross global total of $1.23 billion.

Source: Deadline (here and here)

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.