What an incredible opening weekend for The Fate of the Furious!!!
Directed by F. Gary Gary, the movie has grossed a HUGE amount of money for their opening weekend, out-pacing every other movie out on the market now and going SO big, that no other new release wanted to debut this weekend against it!!
Across the entire Easter weekend, and across the entire world, The Fate of the Furious did an estimated $532.5 million in its first three days in theaters!!
WOW!! That includes a whopping $100.2 million domestically in a huge American opener, too!
But it’s the global total that everyone is looking at — if that number holds when the final numbers come in on Monday, Furious 8 will eclipse Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the BIGGEST WORLDWIDE OPENING EVER!!!
Star Wars took in $529 million total on its opening weekend and, well, Furious 8 looks like it just surpassed that. Impressive!!!
Universal Pictures distribution chief Duncan Clark said of the impressive opening:
“This franchise is showing no sign of wear and tear. The Fate of the Furious is satisfying audiences on many different levels.”
And Universal’s domestic president Nick Carpou added:
“Considering this is the second-highest opening domestically out of eight films speaks to the fact that people continue to be interested in the storyline.”
The entire franchise has now grossed just under $4 billion globally, too — not too damn bad!!
[Image via Universal Pictures.]