The upcoming eighth installment of the Fast franchise, The Fate of the Furious doesn’t hit theaters worldwide until this Friday but the film is already breaking records. The Hollywood Reporter has reported The Fate of the Furious has taken the number one spot for presale tickets in the country according to the data from the Beijing-based box-office tracker Ent Group.
Nine days after presale tickets became available on April 2, the new film starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson from director F. Gary Gray has earned a total of $18.1 million (RMB 125 million) in presale revenue taking the place of the local blockbuster produced by Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back which took a total of $14.6 million (RMB 101 million) in advanced ticket sales.
Deadline is predicting the film will take somewhere between $375 million – $440 million at the global box office in its opening weekend. If the film exceeds $397.7 million it will top the previous installment to the franchise’s opening weekend, Furious 7, which also hit theaters around easter on April 3, 2015.
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The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, Kristofer Hijvu, with Kurt Russel, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren. Here’s the official synopsis:
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
The Fate of the Furious hits theaters this Friday, April 14.