Fast & Furious 8 breaks global box office record

Fast & Furious 8 breaks global box office record

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: The character Dominic Toretto's "Ice Charger" from the upcoming movie "Fast and Furious: Fast 8" is displayed at the Licensing Expo 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Going in Style", a Warner Bros. comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as an octogenarian bank robbers, placed fifth in its second weekend, taking in $6.3 million for a domestic total of $23.3 million, which nearly covers its production budget. He died in a auto crash while the film was still in production.

The Fate of the Furious is now screening in cinemas and features Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Luke Evans.

According to sources, Vin and The Rock have met privately several times since animosity between them exploded on the set of "The Fate of the Furious".

"This is an astonishing feat for a decade and a half old franchise that launched as a marginalized auto culture movie with no stars and no imaginings of a long-term franchise future", senior media analyst over at comScore, Paul Dergarabedian, said as relayed by CNN.

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But Universal is not about to apply the brakes: additional "Furious" chapters are planned for release in 2019 and 2021.

"They're poised perfectly for instalments 9 and 10 to do very well. It's still firing on all cylinders".

In North America, the rest of the chart looked sleepy in comparison to the fresh fuel of "The Fate of the Furious".

"Beauty and the Beast" crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend.

Sony's Smurfs: The Lost Village continued to get lost, falling a steep 51 percent in its second weekend to $6.5 million for a domestic total of $24.7 million. But let's be real, eventually these movies will just be in Chinese. But that doesn't mean USA audiences want it to last forever. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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