'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever


Despite the film's global success, USA takings were down sharply on the previous movie. This beats the previous record set by "Jurassic World", which posted $316.7 million.

"Fate of the Furious" brings back the most hilarious characters and fan favorites.

The Fate of the Furious - titled Fast & Furious 8 in some territories - stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, who said he felt "grateful, humbled and blessed" after the film's success. "The Fate of the Furious" is tipped to edge past "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" based on its solid performance in 63 territories - China inclusive. "Furious 7", which reaped $147 million in North America in its opening weekend, still ranks as the biggest April debut on record and the sixth-highest-grossing movie worldwide of all time.

For all its strong showing, Fast & Furious 8 earned almost a third less in its first North American weekend than Fast & Furious 7, which drew US$147.2 million. Furious 7 was the final film in the series to star Paul Walker, who died in a tragic auto crash in November 2013. The first Guardians film, released in 2014, made $96 million in China.

"Maybe next time "Star Wars" should film in Cleveland". Domestically, Caucasians made up 36 percent of the audience, followed by Hispanics (23 percent), African-Americans (23) percent, Asians (13 percent) and Native American/Other (5 percent), according to comScore's exit polling service PostTrack. He died in a vehicle crash while the film was still in production.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges returned as cast members for the latest edition of the action flick franchise.

Twentieth Century Fox's animated "The Boss Baby" returned in second place with $15.5 million, missing a forecast of $15.8 million, according to BoxOfficePro.com. The theme revolves around Charlize Theron's character, who "seduces Dom [Diesel] into the world of crime he can't seem to escape".

In Korea, "Daddy You, Daughter Me", a family film about a high school-aged girl and her father switching bodies, came in second with 206,000 tickets sold during its debut weekend. Calmer heads have prevailed, as sources claim they're "good" and are "1000%" committed to filming the ninth installment in the Furious franchise.