“The Fate of the Furious” kept its foot on the gas in its second lap, adding another $38.7 million to top the domestic box office once again. That brings its 10-day haul to $163.6 million domestically and $908.4 million globally. It will cross the $1 billion mark sometime this week.
The eighth installment of Universal Pictures hit action franchise has pulled in $744.8 million in 65 foreign markets, led by China with an earth-shaking $318 million. It’s the No. 1 film in every country.
The film opened last weekend worldwide with a record-shattering $532.5 million, but Variety notes domestic receipts slipped 61 percent, from $98.8 million. However, the gangbusters overseas numbers undoubtedly ease any studio concerns about the sequel’s U.S. performance.
“The Fate of the Furious” was followed distantly at the North American box office by Fox’s “The Boss Baby” and Disney “Beauty & the Beast,” which raked in another $12.75 million and $9.97 million, respectively. Disney’s documentary “Born in China” finished at No. 4 with an estimated $5.1 million, with Warner Bros.’ “Going in Style” in hot pursuit with $5 million.
Directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”), “The Fate of the Furious” stars franchise veterans Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell, joined by newcomers Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren.
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