'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

The final numbers showed the Universal film earning 100.2 million USD domestically and 432.2 million USD overseas for a global total of 532.5 million USD. Furious 7 got a solid $147 million for its opening weekend last 2015.

"Fate" also broke box office records for bringing in the biggest worldwide opening in movie history.

"Furious 8", released on April 12, is directed by F Gary Gray, the film zoomed to an estimated Dollars 532.5 million global debut over Easter weekend, including USD 100.2 million in the U.S. and a USD 432.2 million overseas.

The "Furious" has left behind the "Force" in terms of earning big bucks!

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". This number in China can set a record as box office record for a foreign film which is now set by Furious 7 at $390 million in 2015. It nabbed the country's biggest three-day opening of all time. The rowdy fearless man Dominic, who loves to play with cars and cares the most about his family is back again in the eight part Fate of the Furious of the Fast and Furious franchise.

Latest developments have confirmed that Fast and Furious 9 is already being planned for 2019 and a 10th instalment is set for a 2021 release.

"This is an astonishing feat for a decade and a half old franchise that launched as a marginalized auto culture movie with no stars and no imaginings of a long-term franchise future", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.

  • Jacqueline Ellis