Fast & Furious 8 breaks records in debut

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 24, 2017

The eighth, and nowhere near final, chapter of the Fast and Furious franchise was only just released and is already set to top the box office and bring in the money. With the eight successful movies, and a total of $4.4 Billion and counting, we can not deny that the worldwide audience really loves this auto racing action movie.

The action movie, which also features Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren, and Scott Eastwood, grossed an estimated $532.5 million to debut at number one globally following its release on Friday (14Apr17), and Charlize can not believe how successful the film has already become.

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!

The film wasn't as well received in North America, though, scoring just $100.2 million in the market, a decline from the previous installment, Furious 7, which raked in $147.2 million upon debut. The movie managed to pass through Disney and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awaken" which made $529 million during its opening in December 2015.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Titled 'Full Fast Full Furious, ' this video imagines a scenario where these films are made in India.

The funds were raised by fans of Paul Walker and the movie franchise as well as donations from United Cinemas Australia over the Easter weekend at Drive4Paul vehicle cruises, Show4Paul auto shows and movie premieres of Fast and Furious 8 at United Cinemas.

Yet closer to the release of The Fate of the Furious, rumors swirled that the two men weren't on good terms again, with observers pointing to how little joint press they did to promote the film.

"It is a franchise that has adapted and changed over the years and is as relevant in 2017 as it was in 2001", senior media analyst for comScore Paul Dergarabedian said.

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