‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Wins Weekend Box Office With $19.4 Million

Fate of the Furious

On a relatively quiet movie-going weekend, in comparison to last year at least, it’s no surprise that The Fate of the Furious remains number one for its third straight weekend. The film grossed another $19.4 million, down 50% from last weekend. Overall, the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, has grossed a total amount of $192.7 million domestically and has surpassed $1 billion worldwide. The Fate of the Furious has cashed in overseas and it’s the international markets that have managed to make most of the money during the film’s run in theaters so far.

The rest of the box office weekend played out interestingly with The Circle, which stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Bill Paxton, and Karen Gillan, only making $9.3 million and landing in fourth place. The film has a very talented cast, but it was critically slammed, with many critics saying that the execution was very shaky. The studio that acquired The Circle, EuropCorp, bought the rights to the film for $8 million and so they’ll probably be losing money.

Lesser known films like How to Be a Latin Lover came in second place with $12 million and will expand to more theaters by next week, ensuring that the film will be a decent success for Lionsgate’s Pantelion studio. The film stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, and Kristen Bell.

One of the most unexpected films to land in the top five is the Indian film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Landing in third place with $10.1 million, the movie only opened 405 theaters and 45 IMAX screens across the U.S.  Finally, rounding out the top five is The Boss Baby, which dropped from second to fifth place with $9 million.

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

Source: Deadline

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.