Thursday, 17 August, 2017

The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

Fast And Furious 8 collects Rs. 47.92 cr in 5 days The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record
Stacy Diaz | 19 April, 2017, 01:24

Directed by F. Gary Gary, the movie has grossed a HUGE amount of money for their opening weekend, out-pacing every other movie out on the market now and going SO big, that no other new release wanted to debut this weekend against it! That sets it up to beat "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", whose 2015 worldwide release brought in $529 million, according to ComScore Inc.

"Fate", meanwhile, opened in North America and 63 global markets, including China, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Fast and Furious 8 has earned over $532 million worldwide thrashing the previous record of $529 million set by The Force Awakens. That's also the fastest a film has ever passed the 1 billion yuan mark - threshold to a hit film in China.

"The Fate of the Furious" has numerous returning stars like Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese and Ludacris, but has added some new elements behind the camera in director F. Gary Gray and in front of the camera with Charlize Theron. Domestically, "Fate" made $98.8 million over the weekend.

"It's a sign that a franchise built around muscle cars and odes to the importance of family is growing more global in scope", wrote Brett Lang, senior film and media editor for trade magazine Variety in an online commentary.

The $100.2 million is slightly below analyst expectations for the film. While Hollywood has been dominated more and more by superhero movies, "The Fast and The Furious" has been able to carve out a niche in the action genre with a diverse cast that has appealed to a global audience.

Fourth place went to Sony's "Smurfs: The Lost Village" which added just $6.7 million to its disappointing $13.2 million opening weekend, described by the Hollywood Reporter as "one of the worst starts in recent memory for an animated offering from a major Hollywood studio". Check out the show times and make sure to purchase tickets to see "Fate of the Furious" at a local movie theater in the near future. Fast & Furious 7 made $397.7 million in its opening weekend.