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'Fate of the Furious' Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening Weekend - BOM

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'Fate of the Furious' Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening Weekend
by Brad Brevet

April 16, 2017

It was close, but just by a hair Universal's The Fate of the Furious topped $100 million at the domestic box office, leading the Easter weekend charge and becoming the second 2017 release to top the century mark over its three-day opening. More importantly, on top of its North American debut, the film premiered in over 60 international markets where it brought in a record $432.3 million, resulting in a record $532.5 million worldwide debut.
With an estimated $100.2 million, The Fate of the Furious secured the #1 spot at the domestic box office, delivering on industry expectations. The film scored an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 58% male vs. 42% female. Of that audience, 50% were under the age of 25 and further demographics show the opening weekend audience was made up of 41% Caucasian moviegoers, 26% Hispanic, 19% African American and 11% Asian. This makes for the second time a film in the Fast and Furious franchise has debuted with over $100 million and there are more to come with Fast and Furious 9 planned for 2019 and a tenth installment set for a 2021 release.
Internationally is where the majority of the Fate of the Furious story will be told as it broke the international opening record, previously held by Jurassic World with $316.7 million, as it brought in a massive $432.3 million from 63 international markets. Combined with the $100.2 million domestic opening this gives the film a record $532.5 million worldwide debut, breaking the previous record of $529 million held by none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With this weekend's grosses, the Fast and Furious franchise has now amassed just shy of $4.5 million billion worldwide from all eight of its feature films.
Highlights for the film's international debut begin with the fact it was the #1 film in all 60+ territories where it opened, among which it was the largest opening in 17 of those territories: Argentina, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, U.A.E., Venezuela and Vietnam. The largest of all of this weekend's openings is the estimated $190 million the film brought in from China, which is the largest three-day opening weekend of all-time in China and, of course, the biggest Hollywood opening of all-time. Top grossing territories include:
China - $190 million
Mexico - $17.8 million
U.K. and Ireland - $17 million
Russia - $14.1 million
Germany - $13.6 million
Brazil - $12.8 million
France - $10.5 million
Korea - $10.5 million
India - $10.4 million
Taiwan - $9.7 million
Australia - $9.6 million
Middle East Combined - $9.3 million
Indonesia - $9 million
Argentina - $8.3 million
Malaysia - $6.8 million
Italy - $6.7 million
Spain - $6.1 million
Colombia - $5 million
Thailand - $4.7 million
Panama - $4.6 million
The Fate of the Furious has five more territories where it is set to open including today in the Philippines followed by an April 20 opening in Serbia, April 21 in Poland and Romania and an April 28 opening in Japan.

asked Apr 17, 2017 in Box Office Related by Maruf Sarker Producer (112,311 points)
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That's how you present things. Ok lets see real picture.
Furious 7 did $250mn in 1st Weekend without releasing in China & Russia. Now reduce that $206mn out of F8 and its behind F7 by $25mn.

True blue record openers in Overseas are Avengers, Harry Potter & Star Wars.

answered Apr 17, 2017 by Charlie Jatinder Super-star (167,554 points)
selected Jan 1 by Maruf Sarker

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