Fast 8 Global Debut Brings In $532.5M, Besting Star Wars

Fate of the Furious

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It puts more pressure on you.

More chapters in the Furious franchise, which began in 2001, are planned for release in 2019 and 2021.

The entire franchise has now grossed just under $4 billion globally, too - not too damn bad! That's down from 6th to $400 million (19 days). That's a decline from "Furious 7", which earned $147.2 million in North America on its opening weekend.

The Fate of the Furious (Fast And Furious 8) is minting numbers from its English version than Hindi version in India.

According to BBC, the film critic also said that the variety of the cast contributes to the overall success of the movie.

The chemistry between the two actors led some to believe a spinoff was in the works, but those might have stalled after a reported scene with the two was removed from the film.

The Fate of the Furious has its share of flaws which made it miss the mark from being the best movie in the series.

In Singapore, the film has beaten the previous local opening record held by Beauty and the Beast.

China is "a safety net right now for Hollywood", said Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co.

I entered this film thinking I would not like it, but I was blown away. Furious 7 had launched with a $US147 million weekend in the US and Canada two years ago, still the biggest April debut on record, though that film had additional significance with audiences because it was the last of the movies to feature Paul Walker, who died in an unrelated auto accident.

After making his debut in the Fast and the Furious series in 2015's Furious 7, Kurt Russell returns as the mysterious head of some covert op organization known only as Mr.

The obvious question is how much gas is left in the "Fast and the Furious" tank - and this weekend's results should help give an indication of the franchise's longevity.

It's easy to see why.

The film, directed by F. Gary Gray of "Straight Outta Compton" fame, also features Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop star Ludacris.

Its nearest competitor was The Boss Baby, which took a further $15.5m (£12.4m) to land second place. The respectably reviewed picture earned $446,000 from three theaters last weekend, and is now expanding nationwide to 1,150 theaters.

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