The Fate of the Furious Remains in First with New Films Going 2, 3, 4. Guardians Already Tops $101 million.

The Fate of the Furious raced into first for the third week in a row adding an estimated $19.4 million to its total. The film after three weeks has earned $192.7 million and $1.06 billion worldwide. The film is currently in second place for the year behind Beauty and the Beast which has earned $1.143 billion so far. It’ll be interesting to see if it can catch up and pass that film to take the top spot. Furious 7 crossed the billion mark in 17 days and this film was pretty close to that. That film would go on to earn $1.5 billion by the time it was done.

The next three films were all debuts.

How to be a Latin Lover earned an estimated $12 million to come in second. That was earned in just 1,118 theaters giving an average of $10,750 per theater. The film received an “A” CinemaScore and had an audience that was 55% female, 75% 25 years or older, and 89% were Hispanic. It’s another example of a film having a specific audience and that audience delivering solid earnings.

In third was what can only be considered a shocker, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which earned an estimated $10.1 million. That film only played in 425 theaters which means an average of $23,855 per theater. That’s the largest opening for an Indian film domestically.

The Circle came in third with an estimated $9.3 million. That has to be disappointing considering the star power of Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Karen Gillan. The film received a “D+” CinemaScore so don’t expect it to do much better going forward. The audience was 62% female and 44% between the ages of 18 and 34 which may bode well for the drawing power of Watson and Boyega who were prominent in the advertising. The film cost $18 million and acquired for $8 million so it’ll likely do fine in the end.

Rounding out the top five was The Boss Baby which added $9.1 million to its domestic total bringing that to $148.5 million. The film is just shy of $400 million, it has earned $396.6 million worldwide so far.

When it comes to “comic adaptations”….

Smurfs: The Lost Village added $3.3 million to its domestic total bringing the film to $37.7 million domestically and $117.8 million in foreign box offices for a total of $155.5 million. That’s an increase of about $22 million since last week.

Logan brought in $760,000 domestically for its domestic total to reach $224.5 million.The film has earned $607.7 million worldwide so far. That’s about a $1 million increase from last week.

Ghost in the Shell added $430,000 to its domestic total bringing that to $39.9 million. The film has earned $166.1 million worldwide. That’s a $4 million increase from the previous week.

The LEGO Batman Movie still is earning bringing in about $1 million since last week. And finally, Wilson looks like its earned no money since last week.

Opening domestically this week is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which is sure to be the top film at the box office. The film has opened in 58% of the international market this past weekend where it earned an estimated $101.2 million. The film was in first place in almost all of its markets.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the numbers for this comic adaptations.