THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS MAKES BOX OFFICE HISTORY 🎥📈 AFTER CROSSING BILLION DOLLAR MARK. 📈👏🏽
With the release of its 8th movie now the Fast and The Furious franchise has now steps into another league with likes of some of the biggest movie franchises of all time, such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.
After obliterating Star-Wars biggest opening of all time record of $529 million (R7 billion) by pulling in $542 million (R7, 2 billion), it would take The Fate of the Furious only two more weekends to gross more than a billion dollars. Which means all movies considered the entire franchise has racked up $6 billion dollars (R 80 billion) globally, making it $2.5 billion shy of The harry Potter franchise and $1, 7 billion shy of Star Wars.
Fate of the Furious also became only the fourth title in the history of the 105-year-old studio to achieve the milestone in its original run after Jurassic World ($1.67 billion), Furious 7 ($1.52 billion) and Illumination’s Minions ($1.16 billion). Jurassic Park also crossed $1 billion in its rerelease.
Through Sunday, the eighth outing in the Fast and Furious series has earned $192.7 million domestically and a massive $867.6 million overseas, where it has shattered numerous records (international grosses account for a whopping 82 percent of the bottom line). China leads with $361 million, the top showing of all time for an imported film (Furious 7 was the previous record-holder).
Fate of the Furious is the 30th film to earn $1 billion or more globally, and the second movie of 2017 to achieve the milestone after Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which has grossed north of $1.1 billion to date.