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Business Insider
123 d ago
How 'The Fate of the Furious' earned the biggest opening weekend at the box office ever
Slowly but surely China is becoming one of the largest box office nations in the world. This means they have the power to make movies hits. They've now done exactly that for The Fate of the Furious. The movie is believed to have had the largest global opening weekend in the history of film, but a large part of the reason for that is that the film had the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood movie in China, bringing in $190 million over the film's opening three days.
It was a foregone conclusion going into the weekend that China seems to love Vin Diesel generally and the Fast and Furious films specifically. The previous record holder for a Hollywood movie in China was the previous film in this franchise, Furious 7, so the expectations for China were high. Still, as The Hollywood Reporter  points out, this was the first film to be released without series mainstay Paul Walker and so there was always the possibility that it might not be embraced in the same way the previous iterations had been. Apparently, there was nothing to worry about as The Fate of the Furious now holds the record for a Hollywood opening and is in the number two spot for all-time Chinese movie openings.
The Chinese opening, however, in start contrast to that of the American opening. While The Fate of the Furious still broke the $100 million mark and won the weekend, that number was down significantly from the $147 million that that Furious 7 did in its opening.
There does seem to be some sort of pattern emerging. What's unclear is if western audiences have decided they just don't love Vin Diesel as much or if Chinese audiences just really love Vin Diesel. The Fate of the Furious numbers seem to mirror those of XxX: Return of Xander Cage , which only did reasonably well in the North America but was a big hit in China as well.
Still, all the numbers add up to something pretty impressive. The Fate of the Furiousappears to have seen a $530 million global opening weekend which, if the projections hold, will make it the largest global opening of all time, putting it ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The fact that the Fast and Furious films are bigger in China than Star Wars , and by a large margin, shows just how big this franchise truly is.
This is simply another example of how the movie business has become a global one and North America is simply one part of a massive industry. While it used to be that all movies made in Hollywood were designed with western audiences in mind, there's little question that when Fast and Furious 9 and 10 are made over the next few years, what plays well in China will be part of the conversation.
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123 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever
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The Rolling Stone
123 d ago
5 Reasons Why 'Fate of the Furious' Had the Biggest Opening Weekend Ever
"I will beat you like a Cherokee drum," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tells Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious – which, it turns out, is also a great way to describe what the film itself did to the competition at the box office this weekend.
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 5 Reasons Why 'Fate of the Furious' Had the Biggest Opening Weekend Ever
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The Verge
124 d ago
The Fate of the Furious overtakes Star Wars: The Force Awakens for biggest worldwide debut
The Fate of the Furious , the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, is off to a record-breaking start . The film debuted this weekend worldwide, where it raked in $100.2 million domestically and $432.3 million internationally. Combined, that puts The Fate of the Furious at $532.5 million at the global box office, surpassing the previous record of $529 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It owes that record to its success internationally, where it also beat out Jurassic World’s previous record of $316.7 million in international sales in an opening weekend. Fate of the Furious’ opening weekend in China accounts for the majority of its global revenue. The film topped $190 million there, while its second highest...
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BBC
124 d ago
The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record
It had the strongest worldwide opening weekend in film history, estimates suggest.
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The Guardian
124 d ago
Fate of the Furious races past Star Wars to break global box office record
Sequel speeds ahead of The Force Awakens with global opening weekend takings of $532.5m despite grossing less in North America than its predecessor
Fast & Furious 8 has raced to a global box office record for an opening weekend, taking an estimated $532.5m (£425m) worldwide.
The action thriller, which stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson as street car racers, reached that total despite a drop-off in opening weekend takings in North America from its predecessor. The latest instalment took $100.2m in the region, enough to top the US charts but significantly less than Fast & Furious 7 , which made $147.2m in its opening weekend.
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GameSpot
124 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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Fox News
124 d ago
'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."
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Polygon
124 d ago
With China’s help, Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars’ opening weekend record
Street racing popcorn flick hauls in $532.5 million globally
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Mashable
124 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' just toppled a major 'Star Wars' box office record
Here's a fun piece of trivia: The Fate of the Furious made more money than the nine other movies behind it in the weekend box office Top 10.
Or how about this one: based on current estimates, The Fate of the Furious is the owner of the biggest worldwide box office opening of all time, with $532.5 million. It comes in just ahead of previous record-holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened in 2015 with $529 million.
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In the United States, Universal's latest physics-mocking installment in a series about fast cars and hand-operated torpedoes comes to an estimated $100.2 million. Assuming that number holds, it's enough for the second-biggest opening in franchise history. Read more...
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Business Insider
124 d ago
'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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125 d ago
'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever
What's the fate of the "Furious"? Possibly the biggest global opening in movie history.
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126 d ago
Fate of the Furious is like a James Bond flick, only better
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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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Business Insider
126 d ago
Here are all the cool cars that appear in 'The Fate of the Furious'
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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
A lot of the cars  needed to be restructured for the film because they received it rusted .

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GameSpot
126 d ago
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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127 d ago
'The Fate of the Furious' drives off track in this year's blockbuster race
The Fate of the Furious careens wildly into theaters this weekend, and Clint and Ti got a sneak peak! Is the "Family" in for more of the same awesome action? Or is it time for a Family course correction? And if you're into more mindless action flicks, be sure to stick around for the recommendations in the second half of the video.
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