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.
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