Fate of the Furious tops the US box office

Fate of the Furious tops the US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:22 pm

The latest in the Fast and Furious series has annihilated the competition at the US box office this weekend

The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast & Furious 8) is on course to set a new global debut record, with it expecting to pass the $529 million made by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in that film's opening weekend. In the US alone, the film has made a massive $100.2 million in its first week of release.

And while that debut is a big drop on Furious 7's domestic opening, which earned over $140 million in its first first week of release, it is also more than the rest of the films in the US Top 10 managed to make this week combined.

And the film lagging so far behind Furious 8 is Fox and DreamWorks Animation's Alec Baldwin-starring The Boss Baby, which has been knocked off the top spot after bringing in $15.5 million.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast drops another spot down into third place, taking in $13.6 million, but we bet the studio isn't too unhappy with the fall – especially considering it recently passed the $1 billion mark worldwide and became the biggest live-action musical ever.

Rounding out the top 5 is Smurfs: The Lost Village in fourth place and Going in Style, which stars Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine in fifth.

Check out the April 14-16 estimates below:

1 – The Fate of the Furious – $100.2 million
2 – The Boss Baby – $ 15.5 million
3 – Beauty and the Beast – $13.6 million
4 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – $6.5 million
5 – Going In Style – $6.3 million
6 – Gifted – $3 million
7 – Get Out – $2.9 million
8 – Power Rangers – $2.8 million
9 – The Case For Christ – $ 2.7 million
10 – Kong: Skull Island – $2.6 million
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