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'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever


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188 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' is on its way to toppling 'Furious 7' at the box office
Universal
"The Fate of the Furious" is coming fast out of the gate.
The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, out Friday, already earned $10.4 million in Thursday night previews in over 3,300 theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter .
The movie is on track to make over $100 million domestically and $400 million globally over the full weekend. With the movie playing in 63 markets globally and showing on the most IMAX screens ever for a movie, there's a good chance that this latest "Furious" movie could surpass the record-breaking opening "Furious 7" had.
The 2015 hit broke the record for the biggest opening weekend in April with $147.1 million  domestically, and worldwide it took in $397.7 million, leading to the movie eventually earning $1.5 billion worldwide over its theatrical run, the largest haul for any movie in the franchise. It's also the sixth highest-earning movie worldwide ever.
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Here's why Dom turns on his family in 'The Fate of the Furious'
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Warning: There are major spoilers for "The Fate of the Furious" ahead. 
When the first trailer for "The Fate of the Furious" dropped, fans were surprised to learn the big twist of the eighth film in the "Fast" franchise would be Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) seemingly turning his back on family to work with a cyber terrorist, Cipher (Charlize Theron).
The trailer led to tons of fan speculation. What could cause a man who always preaches "family first" to go bad? Could Dom even really go bad? Surely, he was just being blackmailed by in order to protect his family.
Now that "The Fate of the Furious" is finally in theaters, we can finally talk about the big twist of the eighth film in the "Fast" franchise. Did you see this one coming?
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Why did Dom turn his back on family to work for Cipher? Because she was holding his family hostage. 
No, not this family.
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Family you didn't even know he had. 
We learn that Elena (Elsa Pataky), Dom's lover when he thought Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was dead, had a son with Dom. Cipher conveniently kidnapped them right when Elena decided she was going to introduce Dom to their son. Cipher says she'll keep the pair in a cell until Dom is done performing a trio of tasks for her, which include gathering nuclear codes. If anyone's told about the arrangement, both Elena and his son will be killed. 
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If you're unsure how to feel about the twist, Dom's makeshift family seems awfully convenient after you know Letty and Dom were talking about the possibility of having a baby during their honeymoon at the film's start.
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When you start wondering how the dynamic of Dom's extended family would work, the film conveniently kills off Elena so Dom's free to not have to trouble himself that tough question.
Now, he and Letty can be free to raise his son together. 
Even more convenient? Elena just so happens to never give their son a first name even though he's roughly a year old. She tells Dom the father should name his son. Instead, Elena gave their child his middle name. When Dom finally introduces his son to his extended family, sans Elena, he decides to name him Brian, after the late Paul Walker's character.
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With Elena killed off, Dom's able to get a little bit of everything he wanted. The woman he really loves and a child he wanted without having to deal with the messy situation of another woman being a part of the picture. Salud !
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Fate of the Furious Review
Has any film series switched genres as much as The Fast and the Furious? Over the course of 16 years, this seemingly unstoppable behemoth has morphed from a Point Break wannabe to a heist film to an international espionage caper--all the while growing its audience to become one of the biggest ongoing franchises in cinema. Imagine if Harry Potter and his Hogwarts pals went from preteen wizards to street-racing rebels before switching to battling aliens with steampunk technology. It's an evolution that's hard to imagine.
But The Fast and the Furious films work precisely because of how much they change. Its velocity--both the speed of genre swapping and the amount of boom and shock each subsequent film delivers--works in its favor. Who has time to think when Vin Diesel propels himself 200 feet in the air to save Michelle Rodriguez from a crashing tank, or when Dwayne Johnson just flexes his outrageously huge biceps to break a cast? Certainly not me.
There will come a time when inertia won't be enough for audiences, but this latest Fast movie isn't it. The Fate of the Furious is the eighth film in the series, and I imagine it took quite a lot of restraint from the makers of this film to not spell that title "F8 of the Furious." Fate, like the last few installments, is an exercise in ever-increasing momentum. Each action sequence in this film is louder, more explosive, and more ridiculous than the one that preceded it. It starts off, curiously enough, with a callback to the origins of the franchise: a street race. But by the end of that opening sequence, Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto is driving backward through the streets of Havana while his car is engulfed in flames. Restraint isn't a hallmark of the series at this point.
And neither, really, is logic. As the set pieces get bigger in The Fate of the Furious, the mental gymnastics required to tie in character and plot with action become increasingly strained. Why, exactly, does the film's big bad Cipher (played by Charlize Theron) need to control hundreds of cars in New York, sending dozens of them flying out of a multistory parking structure alone, to stop a single armored limousine? How, exactly, does Toretto outwit the world's most elusive cyber-criminal, one that no government agency in the world can seem to track down? Why does Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs need to get out of a moving car and redirect the path of a torpedo with his bare hands?
The answer, as Johnson's wrestling persona “The Rock” would yell: It doesn't matter what we think. Thinking isn't what anyone is here for. All that matters is that the action in a Fast and the Furious movie--loud and illogical as it might be--is exciting, and Fate's many action beats are dizzying. From a brutal prison fight to the aforementioned excessive New York car chase to a set piece where Diesel plays chicken with a nuclear submarine on a glacier, Fate director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job) keeps the action clear, even if the film has an over-reliance on close cuts in fight scenes.
Then there are, of course, the things that happen in between explosions, sometimes known as the "plot." As the trailers for Fate show, Vin Diesel's Toretto--who spends, from memory, 45 minutes in each Fast and the Furious film monologuing about "family"--gives the big FU to his onscreen one here, turning against them and siding with hacker extraordinaire Cipher instead. To Fate's credit, the explanation as to why Dom goes rogue isn't drawn out. It's explained relatively early, which allows the movie to go back to the broad emotional strokes for which the series is known. The Fast and the Furious films have always had the nuance of a soap opera, and Fate doesn't deviate.
Thankfully, the outsized charisma of Fate's cast is enough to gloss over any narrative bumps. Toretto's extended family--Johnson, Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel--are still just broad caricatures, but they're appealing, attractive ones. Their banter isn't exactly Sorkin-esque, but there's enough fizz and humor in their interplay that makes the scenes where explosions aren't happening fly by. Especially good is Johnson and new series regular Jason Statham's (as reformed baddie Deckard) fractious relationship. I didn't think the overtly masculine, aggressively juvenile banter of two huge, bald men would make for interesting cinema. Now all I want is a spin-off where The Rock and Jason Statham bust heads in slow motion while continually bickering about which of them would win in a fistfight.
The Fate of the Furious delivers exactly what it promises--and it probably delivers more. It's fun, funny, thrilling, and ultimately exhausting. It's like standing too close to the track at a car race. Your ears will ring, and you'll probably do some damage to your brain cells, but man, what an exciting view.
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When " The Fate of the Furious " hits theaters Friday, all eyes will be on Dom's crew and their fast cars. "Fate" introduces plenty of shiny new vehicles for Dom, Letty, Roman, and the rest of the Fast family to destroy. 
While you'll see several flashy cars race through New York City, from a classic Corvette and Lamborghini, many of the cars were modified to accommodate the winter conditions and stunts when the crew filmed in Iceland. 
Universal released a list of several of the cars you'll see in the movie in its production notes, while the duo from auto series Mighty Car Mods   went to "Fast and Furious" car coordinator Dennis McCarthy's garage in Southern California to check out a bunch of the cars individually. 
Keep reading to check out the cars you'll see in "The Fate of the Furious."
"The Fate of the Furious" kicks things off with a race in Cuba where Dom's opponent drives a 1956 Ford Fairlane. Matt Kennedy/Universal Pictures
Dom's told the car is the fastest on the island, but it's no match for him even as he's driving a rundown bucket of bolts. 

Letty races through New York City in a 1966 Corvette. Universal
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Letty drives along with Ramsay from "Furious 7."

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About halfway through Fate of the Furious, the eighth flick in the ever-changing gearhead ninja series that started with The Fast and the Furious, I realized that my world had changed. This franchise had leapfrogged over James Bond in my long list of badass, high-tech, silly action flicks that I love to watch. After audiences take in the glorious insanity of this movie, I don't think I'll be the only one who feels this way.
If you think of all eight movies in the Furious franchise as having a plot arc, the action has been consistently bending toward "secret agent techno-ninja" for quite some time. Even in the first movie, there's an uneasy truce between law enforcement and Dom's (Vin Diesel) band of sideshow outlaws. Furious has a Bond-like balance between beautifully choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequences and tricked-out gadget porn. For a long time, however, the difference between a Bond movie and a Furious one was whose side we were on. Bond is a man of the Crown, fighting global threats. Dom and his team, meanwhile, are sometimes just fighting to have faster vehicles than the Asian gangsters up the block.
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'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever
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'Fate of the Furious' has the biggest global box-office opening ever with $532.5 million
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The latest movie in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, "The Fate of the Furious," did not disappoint at the global box office as the eighth installment took in an estimated global haul of $532.5 million, according to numerous reports.
That surpasses "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ( $528.9 million) for the all-time best global opening weekend.
It's also the best for its studio, Universal, beating the $525.5 million that "Jurassic World" earned in 2015.
The movie also took in $432.3 million at the international box office.
That figure blows away the previous overseas record holder, "Jurassic World" with $316.6 million . It was an incredible weekend in China, with "Furious 8" taking in a record-breaking $63.9 million opening day. It went on to make $190 million in the country over the weekend — the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood movie there.
Where Universal underperformed, surprisingly, was in North America, where the movie took in only $100.2 million .
Never expected to take on the enormous $147.1 million opening weekend that 2015's "Furious 7" did, with mixed reviews from critics, "Fate of the Furious" barely crossed the $100 million mark. The culprit is Saturday sales, which dipped a steep 32% from its Friday take of $45.8 million (including Thursday previews ).
But it's hard for Universal executives to get too caught up about that, especially in the current era of the business where international box office is arguably more important for studios than US coin.
Also helping the film's big weekend is being released on 1,079 IMAX screens worldwide, the widest opening ever for a single film in IMAX history. The finally tally was $31.1 million globally on IMAX screens alone, a record for April.
Don't be surprised if you hear soon the studio announce a ninth film in the franchise (or Vin Diesel make it public to his Facebook fans).
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'Fate of the Furious' Debuts to Hefty $100.2 Million
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fate of the Furious" is roaring to a record-setting global debut over the weekend even as domestic audiences showed less enthusiasm for the latest installment in Universal's long-running "Fast and Furious" series.
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The latest chapter in the car-racing franchise took in $532.5 million worldwide in its opening weekend, one of the largest arrivals on record.
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186 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' Zooms to Top
The latest installment of Universal Pictures’ action-adventure ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise opened to an estimated $532.5 million around the world this weekend.
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186 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' on pace for record global opening weekend
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GameSpot
186 d ago
Fate Of The Furious Passes The Force Awakens To Set New Opening-Weekend Record
The latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise was expected to open to big numbers --and it delivered. The eighth movie in the series brought in $532.5 million at the worldwide box office this weekend, passing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million) to set an all-time opening-weekend high. Entertainment Weekly supplied the numbers and has a breakdown of this weekend's results.
What might have helped The Fate of the Furious is that it opened in major movie markets such as China and Russia alongside the US and UK . Furious 7 opened in China and Russia after the initial release.
Globally, The Fate of the Furious is pacing ahead of the last movie, Furious 7, but the same can't be said for its performance in the US. Furious 7 made $147 million in the US for its opening weekend in 2015, which is far better than the $100.2 million that The Fate of the Furious made domestically this weekend.
This downturn was expected .
The Fate of the Furious was rumored to have a production budget of $250 million , so making more than twice that in one weekend alone seems like a strong start. For more on the movie, you can check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying .
Directed by Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray, the movie stars Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, and Kurt Russell.
Elsewhere at the box office, The Boss Baby brought in a further $15.5 million, helping it cross $100 million in the US alone. Disney's Beauty and the Beast continues to make money, bringing in $13.6 million, while Smurfs: The Lost Village ($6.5 milllion) and Going in Style ($6.3 million) round out the top five.
The full April 14-16 US box office estimates can be seen below, as compiled by EW .
The Fate of the Furious – $100.2 millionThe Boss Baby – $ 15.5 million Beauty and the Beast – $13.6 million Smurfs: The Lost Village – $6.5 million Going In Style – $6.3 million Gifted – $3 million Get Out – $2.9 million Power Rangers – $2.8 million The Case For Christ – $ 2.7 millionKong: Skull Island – $2.6 million
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