Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Sets $63.9M China Opening Day Record

Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Sets $63.9M China Opening Day Record

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APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.

The Fate Of The Furious is on course to deliver $63.9m (RMB 440m) on opening day Friday in China including midnight previews.

Read: Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' cross $400m worldwide in opening weekend?

That amount - $55.2m (RMB 380m) from Friday plus $8.7m (RMB 60m) from midnight previews -establishes new records for opening day, single box office day, and Friday.

The eighth instalment in the action franchise established Universal's biggest international Thursday as it generated $58.4m from 41 markets, sweeping aside Furious 7's previous high-water mark of $43m.

There are a further 22 markets including North America set to open on Friday.

The Fate Of The Furious has opened top in all its markets and established opening day records in 11: Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, Portugal and U.A.E.

Universal reported record opening days for the studio in 14 including Germany and Mexico, and franchise opening day records in 25 including Italy and South Korea. …

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