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'Fate of the Furious' Breaks Box Office Record

"The Fast and Furious" franchise, which added Charlize Theron for the latest installment, has now amassed $4.4 billion worldwide over its eight movies.

The top ten list of biggest opening weekends also includes Fate of the Furious predecessor Furious 7, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, both Avengers movies and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

It has now been confirmed that the film, starring Vin Diesel and Jason Statham, has surpassed Star Wars and taken an estimated $532.5 million (£425 million) worldwide, compared to the $529 million (£422 million) of The Force Awakens.

"Furious 8" also saw the advantage of the biggest three-day bow in history and the top opening ever for a Hollywood title by opening to a massive 192.1 million United States dollars and debuted at No. 1 in all 63 foreign markets. The film had raked up over $100 million in the first two days after which studio predicted it to be the highest grossing debut.

Fate \/em grabbed another $8 million in domestic earnings on Monday, the second-highest-earning earnings for an April film.

"It's a sign that a franchise built around muscle cars and odes to the importance of family is growing more global in scope", wrote Brett Lang, senior film and media editor for trade magazine Variety in an online commentary.

The success of "The Fate" proves Comcast Corp.'s Universal can continue to count on Vin Diesel and his crew of gearheads to produce reliable hits, even without one of the lead actors, Paul Walker, who died during production of the previous "Furious 7" film.

"The "Furious" franchise perfectly represents what that global audience is all about".

The new picture is the costliest so far, with a budget of $250 million, according to Box Office Mojo, nearly double the cost of some of the earlier installments.

Before "The Fate of the Furious" was released, the series had already generated $3.9 billion globally, according to Box Office Mojo. The collections continued to grow as the movie earned Rs 41.63 crore on the opening weekend itself.


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