'Fate of the Furious' on pace for record global opening weekend




The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" is on the path to becoming the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Jurassic World."
Universal Pictures on Sunday estimated that "The Fate of the Furious" would earn a record $532.5 million worldwide over the holiday weekend, thanks to a particularly robust showing in 63 territories, including China.
If the figures hold, it will just inch past the previous record holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which launched to $529 million in December of 2015 without China.
The film broke the record for biggest international weekend ever, with $432.3 million. The previous record holder was "Jurassic World" with $316.7 million.
"There is no market that hasn't had a strong reception," said Duncan Clark, Universal's president of international distribution. "Whatever culture, whatever language, whatever country, we seem to have found a home."
The China opening alone brought in a record $190 million followed by $17.8 million from Mexico and $17 million from the U.K. and Ireland.
An estimated $100.2 million of the global total comes from 4,310 North American theaters — a second best for the franchise and enough to easily top the domestic charts, but well below the $147.2 million opening of "Furious 7" in 2015.

1."The Fate of the Furious," $100.2 million ($432.3 million international).
2."The Boss Baby," $15.5 million ($36.8 million international).
3."Beauty and the Beast," $13.6 million ($22 million international).
4."Smurfs: The Lost Village," $6.5 million ($16.4 million international).
5."Going in Style," $6.4 million ($4.3 million international).
6."Gifted," $3 million.
7."Get Out," $2.9 million ($1 million international).
8."Power Rangers," $2.9 million ($2.7 million international).
9."The Case for Christ," $2.7 million.
10."Kong: Skull Island," $2.7 million ($3.8 million international).

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