Fate Of The Furious Had The Highest Grossing Opening Weekend Of All Time
It was close, but just by a hair Universal’s The Fate of the Furious topped $100 million at the domestic box office, leading the Easter weekend charge and becoming the second 2017 release to top the century mark over its three-day opening. More importantly, on top of its North American debut, the film premiered in over 60 international markets where it brought in a record $432.3 million, resulting in a record $532.5 million worldwide debut.
With an estimated $100.2 million, The Fate of the Furious secured the #1 spot at the domestic box office, delivering on industry expectations. The film scored an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 58% male vs. 42% female. Of that audience, 50% were under the age of 25 and further demographics show the opening weekend audience was made up of 41% Caucasian moviegoers, 26% Hispanic, 19% African American and 11% Asian. This makes for the second time a film in the Fast and Furious franchise has debuted with over $100 million and there are more to come with Fast and Furious 9 planned for 2019 and a tenth installment set for a 2021 release.
Internationally is where the majority of the Fate of the Furious story will be told as it broke the international opening record, previously held by Jurassic World with $316.7 million, as it brought in a massive $432.3 million from 63 international markets. Combined with the $100.2 million domestic opening this gives the film a record $532.5 million worldwide debut, breaking the previous record of $529 million held by none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With this weekend’s grosses, the Fast and Furious franchise has now amassed just shy of $4.5 billion worldwide from all eight of its feature films. – Box Office Mojo
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This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because for whatever reason people LOVE the Fast & Furious franchise, but Fate of the Furious is now the highest grossing opening weekend movie of all time. It beat out Star Wars by a little more than $3 million and if you’re ever wondering why studios keep making sequel after sequel, this is why. $500 million over three days is insane, and I can only imagine how much the film is going to gross over it’s entire cinema run. Check back with us in 2019 when Fast and Furious 9 takes in more money than the United States government.