Subscribe To Weekend Box Office: The Fate Of The Furious Takes First Place, Second Place for Franchise Updates
The Fate of the Furious may have shattered records in international markets, but domestically it settled for a handful of second and third place spots.
The eighth entry in The Fast and the Furious franchise banked just enough to cross into triple digits, taking the number one spot with $100 million. That was high enough to take second place in the franchise for domestic openings behindFurious 7's $147 million debut in 2015. It was only the third highest April opening, behind Furious 7 and The Jungle Book remake which banked $103 million last year.
Most films in the franchise have reached domestic totals around 240% of their opening weekend. If that holds, The Fate of the Furious looks to top out around $240 million, just shy of its $250 million production budget. Roll in its wildly successful foreign performance, however, and it's set to be one of the most lucrative of the franchise. To date it's sold $532 million world-wide. Sustained interest in those foreign markets will have to hold very strong it it's going to top Furious 7's $1.1 billion world-wide total.
After rehashing the most recent reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Marc Webb (whose best work to date remains the enchanting (500) Days of Summer) returned to the indie world for Gifted. After a small release opening last weekend, it expanded to 1,100 locations this week earning $3 million, enough to push into sixth place.
Get Out remained in the top ten for the eighth weekend in a row, the longest run to date for a 2017 release. With a $167 million domestic total to date against a $4.5 million production budget, it also remains one of the year's most profitable by percent returns.
For the full weekend top ten check out the chart below: