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'Fate of the Furious' races to $100.2 million opening

Not only this, when we talk about the English movies released in India recently, Fast and Furious has emerged as the biggest release and strongest performer. And on Sunday (16Apr17) it was reported that it was closing in on the 2015 Star Wars movie. The action thriller surpassed the previous record holder, 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens which collected $529 million.

Its haul has pushed Jurassic World down to third place with $525 million (£418 million), followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with $483 million (£385 million), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in fifth position with $422 million (£336 million).

The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the franchise, raced to a record-shattering $532 million global debut over Easter weekend. a new RECORD!

Elsewhere in the domestic top five, "The Boss Baby" beat Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" to the runner-up spot with $16 million, bringing its three-week total to $116.8 million.

"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 Universal Pictures' film made an estimated $432.3 million overseas and $100.2 million in the US. "Fate of the Furious" is satisfying audiences on many different levels". That's also the fastest a film has ever passed the 1 billion yuan mark - threshold to a hit film in China.

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WOW! That includes a whopping $100.2 million domestically in a huge American opener, too!

"Fate of the Furious" brings back the most hilarious characters and fan favorites.

The studio has not released an official production budget, but it is reported to be in the pricey $250 million range.

Before "The Fate of the Furious" was released, the series had already generated $3.9 billion globally, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie has broken the record of "Furious 7" to become the first Hollywood movie to earn so much in its opening weekend in India.



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