'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

Just when you thought the Fast and the Furious franchise couldn't get any bigger.it has.

Fast and Furious 8 has also become the highest opening weekend opener with a collection of $532 million worldwide which amounts to approximately Rs 3400 crore. It's bested the mark set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of its total revenue, the film collected $100.2 million in the U.S. and a $432.2 million in the overseas market. Fast and Furious 8 has earned over $532 million worldwide thrashing the previous record of $529 million set by The Force Awakens. "There are factors from one film to the next that make them unique and certainly there were unique factors with 'Furious 7'".

"It's a sign that a franchise built around muscle cars and odes to the importance of family is growing more global in scope", wrote Brett Lang, senior film and media editor for trade magazine Variety in an online commentary.

WOW! That includes a whopping $100.2 million domestically in a huge American opener, too!

Helmed by F Gary Gray, the flick stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Michelle Rodriguez in pivotal roles.

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Twentieth Century Fox's animated "The Boss Baby" returned in second place with $15.5 million, missing a forecast of $15.8 million, according to BoxOfficePro.com.

The studio has not released an official production budget, but it is reported to be in the pricey $250 million range.

"The "Furious" franchise perfectly represents what that global audience is all about". Walt Disney Co.'s live action adaptation "Beauty and the Beast" added an estimated $13.6 million to the $1 billion it has generated in ticket sales globally.

The rest of the chart looked sleepy in comparison to the fresh fuel of "The Fate of the Furious". Before the movie released on Thursday, people poured in their love for the movie on Wednesday, and Fast and Furious Box Office Collection started off with a good sum of 8.50 Crore gross.