Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Rules North America on $38.4M (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Rules North America on $38.4M (Update)

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Universal's juggernaut The Fate Of The Furious held on to pole position in its second session in North America as a confirmed $38.4m boosted the running total to $163.3m.

The action thriller starring Vin Diesel has amassed $908.3m worldwide and is expected to roar past $1bn this week.

While The Lost City Of Z jumped 18 places to number 10 in its wide second weekend expansion through Bleecker Street on $2.1m for $2.3m, the new arrivals were muffled.

Disneynature's Born In China opened in sixth place on $4.79m in 1,508 theatres, while Warner Bros' thriller Unforgettable starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson opened in seventh place on $4.78m from 2,417 and reportedly cost $12m to make excluding marketing costs.

The Promise starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale opened through Open Road in ninth place on $4.1m from 2,251 and cost $90m excluding marketing costs.

Sci-fihorror Phoenix Forgotten opened at number 11 through Cinelou Films on $1.8m from 1,592 and cost $2.8m excluding marketing.

DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby held firm at number two and stands at $136.9m after four weekends, while Disney's Beauty And The Beast ranks third on $470.8m after six.

Ben Wheatley's Free Fire opened at number 17 through A24 on a lacklustre $994,431 from 1,070 sites. …

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