In early estimates this morning, it’s being said that The Fate of the Furious is expected to gross an impressive $534.2 million at the worldwide box office. This is just in its opening weekend. If it actually grosses this amount, the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise will surpass Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $529 million globally in its first weekend of release.
As of right now, The Fate of the Furious is tracking to rake in around $103.8 million at the domestic box office. The film opened in 65 markets around the world and the total estimate internationally is currently at $430.4 million, beating out Jurassic World’s international opening of $316.7 million. Fate of the Furious cost Universal around $250 million. And if you’ve seen the film already, then you know all of the stunts, explosions, and action sequences are what warranted this big budget.
The franchise film, the first of the Furious films after Paul Walker’s death, had the strongest debut in China, bringing in an estimated $65.6 million on Friday and taking its three-day estimated total to $192 million. This is the biggest opening of a film at the Chinese box office.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon, 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 seduces Dom back into a world of crime that he can’t seem to escape, the crew will face trials that will test them as never before.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron.