“The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, will debut this week. It is expected to have ticket sales above $100 million over the first weekend it is in theaters. If so, it will likely move the franchise into the top 10 of all time based on domestic gross.
The new movie will be released by Comcast Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Universal Studios, which also produced all the other installments.
According to Box Office Mojo:
Once again a new installment in the Fast and Furious franchise takes flight in April and while The Fate of the Furious isn’t expected to match the nearly $150 million opening of 2015’s Furious 7, it is expected to become the second $100+ million opener of 2017 as all other studios have scattered, making it the only new wide release of the week.
Box Office Mojo puts the total domestic gross of the franchise before the latest release at $1.21 billion, which places it 16th all time. The Transformers franchise is just ahead of it at $1.33 billion. The Hunger Games franchise ranks 10th at $1.45 billion. The Spider-Man franchise is in ninth place at $1.58 billion.
Unless the Fast and the Furious franchise adds several more movies, it has no shot at the top five spots, which include Harry Potter at $2.39 billion from nine movies, Batman at $2.41 billion from 11 movies, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World at $2.62 billion from 10 movies, Star Wars at $3.38 billion from nine movies, and Marvel Cinematic Universe at $4.32 billion from 14 movies.