Just when you thought the Fast and the Furious franchise couldn’t get any bigger… it has.
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!!!
The number breaks the previous record ($529 million), held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed $98.8 million domestically and $433.2 million overseas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Furious 8 had the advantage of opening in China, which earned a massive $192.1 million — the biggest three-day opening in history and the top opening ever for a Hollywood title. Overall, the film debuted at No. 1 in all 63 foreign markets.
It did $100.2 million domestically and $432.2 million overseas for a global total of $532.5 million.
THR says Furious 8 also scored the second-biggest launch of the franchise behind Furious 7’s $147 million, with the hype fueled by the final appearance of the late Paul Walker, who died in a tragic car crash in November 2013.
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