The North American box office pulled in over $100 million and the overseas markets a great deal more as the Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. It is proof, once again, of the power of franchises in the movie industry.
According to Box Office Mojo
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.
Universal is a division of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), in particularly the option called NBCUniversal run by former cable executive Steve Burke who was previoulsy the No. 2 executive at the parent
The result moved Fast and Furious to the 14th place on the all time franchise list for domestic box office at $1.391 billion, just behind the Star Trek franchise. At its current rate, Fast and Furious should break into the top 10 within two weeks. The 10th place is held by The Hunger Games (a total of 4 films) at $1.51 billion. First place is held by Marvel Cinematic Universe which has made $4.24 billion in domestic box office with 14 movies.