The Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars' global record

In North America the film has collected $100.2 million from a record number of 4310 theatres and this is the second best after "Fast and the Furious 7" with $147 million.

Gifted expanded to wide release and finished in sixth place with $3 million.

"The Fate of the Furious" cast members.

Starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, "Fast & Furious 8" opened at No. 1 last Saturday with a first-day gross of a P56 million from Philippine theaters, surpassing the P48 million opening day earnings of 2015's "Fast & Furious 7".

"A lot of what drags movies like The Avengers down is the plot, and Fast & Furious isn't trying to compete with those heavy, convoluted storylines".

That was the humblebrag made by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission in an email to members Monday boasting about the box office debut of the filmed-in-Cleveland, "The Fate of the Furious".

While the latest "Fast" opened strongly, the manic muscle-car-filled film - with megastars Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - made almost a third less in its first weekend than the previous "Fast and Furious" chapter, which scored $147.2 million.

Fasten your seat belts, The Fate Of The Furious is expected to break through Easter weekend to earn a record $532.5m (£425m) in just two days, according to Universal. The film's $432 million worldwide debut is also a record, representing four times the amount it made in North America.

Per comScore, overall box office is up roughly 6.1 percent from the same frame past year. And on Sunday (16Apr17) it was reported that it was closing in on the 2015 Star Wars movie.

One of the fundamental institutions of the film series "Fast and the Furious" is that they act as a family and that they would do anything for each other. (Fox also celebrated Logan jumping the $600 million mark globally over the weekend.) Disney's Beauty and the Beast held at No. 3 with $13.5 million for a domestic total of $454.7 million domestically and $1.043 billion worldwide.



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