UPDATE: ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Races To Top Of Global Box Office With $532M

The Fate of the Furious

As of today, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious has earned $98.8 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend and grossed a massive $532 million globally, with $433.2 million coming internationally and $192.1 million of which comes from China and also makes it the biggest opening movie in that market. The film was already on track to make an amazing amount of money and with the combination of domestic and international numbers, The Fate of the Furious has now surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $529 million globally in its first weekend. This currently makes The Fate of the Furious the biggest global opening ever.

The numbers adjusted slightly down from yesterday’s estimate. Initially, it was estimated that the film would make $532.5 million globally, with $100.2 million coming from the domestic box office and $432.2 million internationally. The domestic numbers ended up adjusting slightly down while the international numbers adjusted up.

The eighth film in The Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, and Nathalie Emmanuel and was directed by F. Gary Gray. Interestingly enough though, The Fate of the Furious comes in behind Furious 7, which made $147 million domestically in its opening weekend.

The Boss Baby dropped to second place after two weeks at number one, earning another $15.5 million and bringing its domestic total to $116.5 million. Elsewhere, Logan surpassed $600 million globally. Coming in third place at the domestic box office is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which fell another spot and grossed $13.5 million. It’s earned an impressive $454.7 million domestically and $1.043 billion at the global box office.

Coming in in fourth place, Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third film in the franchise, grossed a total of $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $24.7 million. Rounding out the top five is the comedy Going in Style, which stars Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The film earned $6.4 million and this brought its domestic total to $23.4 million.

What did you see at the movies this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: THR

6 Theater-Worthy Movies To Look Forward To In April

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AprilMarch has ended and Spring has begun which means we’re already in the summer movie season. The biggest hits of last month both financially and critically were Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island, and Logan. April offers us a smaller and more intimate slate of films, giving us a well-deserved breath of fresh air from last month’s loaded offerings. This month’s films will put many of our favorite stars in roles that are both unique and diverse, which might surprise you.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect to come out this month in chronological order. Hit Next to continue!

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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.