Fate of the Furious Just Made Movie History

It pulls in a record $532M worldwide in its opening weekend
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2017 9:32 AM CDT
Fate of the Furious Just Made Movie History
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in "The Fate of the Furious."   (Universal Pictures via AP)

The Fate of the Furious might not have opened as well as expected in the US, but it was enough to give the movie the biggest worldwide debut ever. The eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise pulled in a $532.5 million globally in its opening weekend, edging the $529 million brought in by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, reports the BBC. In the US specifically, the movie made about $100 million, down from the $147 million of its predecessor in the series. That's still enough to make it the No. 2 debut in the US this year, however, behind only Beauty and the Beast ($175 million), notes the Los Angeles Times. (See what the reviewers are saying.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.