Fate of the Furious Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening

Every inch counts and Fate of the Furious learned that this weekend with an opening of just over $100 million. The film earned an estimated $100.2 million in its debut weekend to take first place by quite a few miles. The previous installment opened with $147.2 million domestically and went on to earn $1.52 billion.

But, the bigger news is the film opened in 60 international markets where it earned a record $432.3 million which resulted in a record $532.5 million worldwide debut. The film set a three-day opening weekend record in China where it earned $190 million and was the #1 film in every territory it opened.

Domestically, the film earned an “A” Cinemascore and the audience was 58% male vs. 42% female with 50% under the age of 25 and 41% Caucasian moviegoers, 26% Hispanic, 19% African-American and 11% Asian.

With numbers like that, it should be no surprise a ninth film will be out in 2019 and tenth film in 2021. The film is already in fourth place for 2017’s worldwide grosses and ninth domestically. It should quickly vault into second internationally after this week. After that, it’s a race to see if it can top Beauty and the Beast which is in first place both domestically and internationally and has earned $1.04 billion so far.

In second place was The Boss Baby which earned an estimated $15.5 million. The film has earned $116.3 million domestically and $122.6 million in foreign box offices for a total of $238.9 million.

Third place was held by Beauty and the Beast which brought in an estimated $13.6 million domestically. The film is the top movie of 2017 so far.

Smurfs: The Lost Village came in fourth place with an estimated $6.5 million. In two weeks the film has earned $24.7 million domestically and $95 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Going in Style which earned an estimated $6.4 million and the film has earned $35.1 million worldwide so far.

In more comic related earnings….

Ghost in the Shell dropped from fifth to 11th adding $2.4 million domestically to bring its total to $37 million. Worldwide the film has earned $115.1 million to bring its total to $152.1 million. With a budget of $110 million, the film will probably end up with about double its budget in the end.

Logan dropped from #9 to #13 adding $1.9 million to its domestic total. The film is in second place worldwide and domestically so far having earned $221.6 domestically, $377.5 in foreign box offices for a worldwide total of $599.2 million.

Wilson limps along having earned about $20,000 from last week. The film will be lucky to break $1 million by the time it’s done.

We’ll be back in an hour to take a look at 2016s comic adaptation films and wind down last year before we dive deep into this year.