The Fate of the Furious has made its way into theaters this Easter weekend and is looking to make great business for the executives over at Universal Studios.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Thursday night, the film made a whopping $10.4 million at the domestic box office and managed to nab $8.7 million in China. Opening around the world, the film grabbed $58.4 million from 41 markets, making it Universal’s most profitable Thursday ever. The international total is set at $82.2 million.
Moving forward, the film is expected to make $46 million on Good Friday. In China, the estimate is $55.2 million which is making the film an early contender for a number of records which include biggest opening day of all time; biggest single day box office of all time; and biggest Friday of all time.
On Easter Sunday, the film will have managed to make $400 million in global ticket sales with an expected domestic take of $100-100 million, with China expected to rake in $200 million.
The last iteration in the franchise, Furious 7, managed to debut to $147 million domestically, with $15.8 million stemming from Thursday previews.
You can check out our review of The Fate of the Furious here.
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, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kurt Russell, and Helen Mirren.
The Fate of the Furious hits theaters on April 14.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter