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'The Fate of The Furious' becomes biggest weekend opener in India

Stacy Diaz | 19 April, 2017, 01:54

The eighth installment of "Fast and the Furious" is showing zero signs of holding up at the global box office as F Gary Gray's directorial raced to an earth-shattering 532 million Dollars global debut over Easter weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

NEW YORK- "The Fate of the Furious" crossed the finish line on Monday as the biggest global opening in movie history.

The eighth film in the popular "Fast and Furious" franchise pulled in $532 million at the box office around the world in its first weekend, according to its studio, Universal Pictures.

In Singapore, the film has beaten the previous local opening record held by Beauty and the Beast. It includes the $100.2 Million in domestic premiere and the $432.2 Million overseas. In fact, China is the world's second-largest movie market next to the US.

The film directed by F.Gary Gray stars some of the biggest names from the industry like Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Kurt Russell.

Star Wars took in $529 million total on its opening weekend and, well, Furious 8 looks like it just surpassed that.

The last instalment from the franchise, Fast and Furious 7 (2015), made US$1.51 billion worldwide.

Vin and Rock "met privately several times" to work out the issues that arose during the filming of The Fate of the Furious, sources tell TMZ. The collections continued to grow as the movie earned Rs 41.63 crore on the opening weekend itself. The latter has a record of $147 Million in the domestic debut, $40 Million bigger than the latest movie.