Record-breaking $532.5m debut for 'Fast and Furious'

Record-breaking debut for newest ´Fast and Furious´ flick

Record-breaking debut for newest ´Fast and Furious´ flick

That included $190 million in China - the biggest ever debut for any film in the world's second largest economy - bringing its total global opening to $532 million and breaking the previous record of $529 million held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015). The eighth film in the franchise has earned $432.2 million overseas, while the Jurassic Park sequel took in $316.7 million in 2015.

If we talk about the domestic collection of Furious 8, it could not break the records of Furious 7's domestic record of $147.2 million box office opening.

"There is no market that hasn't had a strong reception", told Duncan Clark, Universal's president of global distribution to The Indian express.

Another big difference between the two films: Fewer females in North America turned out to see Furious 8 on opening weekend. The Imax format of the film grossed $31.1 million worth of revenue.

Nick Carpou, Universal's domestic distribution chief, added: "We're riding very high".

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Fate of the Furious has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based in 178 reviews, making it the fourth best-received of the series among critics. It grossed an estimated US$100.2 million in the North American market, and premiered in over 60 worldwide markets, box office tracking website BoxofficeMojo.com reports. It took in $98.7 million in tickets over the three-day weekend in the United States and Canada. This weekend, "Fate Of The Furious" earned $100.2.

"There was an emotional outpouring of support for that movie that was the definition of lightening in a bottle", says box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of comSocre.

The success of "The Fate" proves Comcast Corp.'s Universal can continue to count on Vin Diesel and his crew of gearheads to produce reliable hits, even without one of the lead actors, Paul Walker, who died during production of the previous "Furious 7" film.

Exhibitor Relations said the latest chapter in Universal Studio's Fast and Furious series accounted for almost two-thirds of North American revenues over the three-day Easter weekend, leaving previous frontrunner The Boss Baby, a Fox/DreamWorks animation, in its dust with just US$15.5 million (RM68.27 million) in sales.

Twentieth Century Fox's animated "The Boss Baby" returned in second place with $15.5 million, missing a forecast of $15.8 million, according to BoxOfficePro.com. Rounding out the top five were "Smurfs: The Lost Village" with $6.5 million and "Going in Style" with $6.4 million.

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