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Box Office Report: 'Fate of the Furious' Races Into #1

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Tobias Pedroso | 23 Abril, 2017, 20:36

Furious 7 became supercharged by the death of one of the franchise's best-known stars, Paul Walker, in an off-set vehicle accident before the film's release.

The movie knocked down JJ Abram's ' Star Wars: The Force Awakens' to nab the first position, which garnered 529 million United States dollars in the opening weekend.

In China, Fate of the Furious earned $9.1 million in midnight previews and saw record totals for ticket pre-sales. Reports have it that "The Fate of the Furious" managed to make $100.2 million in the U.S. for its opening which is $47 million short compared to the $147.2 million opening of its predecessor "Furious 7" that was released in 2015.

A remarkable debut performance in the increasingly important Chinese market clinched the deal for the franchise that stars Vin Diesel.

The President of International Distribution at Universal Pictures Duncan Clark was quoted by CNBC as saying the new film has seen a strong reception in all markets.

Apart from Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, this F.Gary Gray directorial also stars Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Michelle Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Kurt Russell. Led by China, which set a three-day record of $190 million, the film brought in $432.3 million in some 60 countries.

The film has the usual elaborate vehicle chases, this time through the streets of Cuba and across a frozen lake.

The Fate of the Furious is another sequel to the Fast and Furious franchise and it was just as action-packed as the previous ones. "The "Furious" franchise perfectly represents what that global audience is all about".

In an interview with Collider, Moritz confirmed the current plan is to make two more films following this year's The Fate of the Furious. "It's still firing on all cylinders". He said, "biggest global box office opening of all time and the most fun, get the job done, [email protected] talking character I've ever played".