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“Fate Of The Furious” Dominates US Weekend Box Office, Sets All-Time Global Record

“The Fate Of The Furious” predictably opens as the #1 film in the US. It also sets a record globally.

The Fate Of The Furious [Universal Pictures]

The weekend’s only major new release takes #1 on this week’s US weekend box office chart.

“The Fate Of The Furious,” that film, tops the chart thanks to an estimated $100.2 million in opening weekend receipts.

While down considerably from the $147.2 million posted by predecessor “Furious 7,” the tally is obviously nothing at which to sneeze. It markedly tops that posted by any other film in the US this week, and it contributes to a global weekend record.

With international markets included, “Fate Of The Furious” earned $532.5 million globally. That breaks the record previously held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($529 million).

The overseas component ($432.3 million) also represents an all-time high — by a considerable margin, in fact. Previous record-holder “Jurassic World” earned $316.7 million internationally in its first weekend.

As far as the US box office goes, “The Boss Baby” falls to #2 after a two-week reign at #1. It earned $15.5 million, which brings its cumulative total to $116.3 million.

Down one place, “Beauty And The Beast” takes #3 with $13.6 million (cume now $454.6 million).

“Smurfs: The Lost Village” slips a spot to #4 with $6.5 million (cume now $24.7 million), while “Going In Style” dips a place to #5 with $6.4 million (cume now $23.4 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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