Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Hits $908.3M Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

'The Fate of the Furious' Hits $908.3M Worldwide

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: The Fate Of The Furious continued its record-breaking run around the world as it added $158.1m from 65 territories to reach $745m.

The eighth entry in the action franchise has already overtaken the international lifetime totals of the first six films and combines with $163.3m in North America for $908.3m worldwide. It remains on course to cross $1bn worldwide this week.

Poland delivered a $2.7m number one debut for the biggest in the franchise, while $1.7m from Romania delivered the biggest opening weekend of all time.

In China The Fate Of The Furious brought in a further $54.8m for 66% market share in its second weekend to reach $319.4m (2.2bn RMB).

The film overtook Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2bn RMB) to rank as the second highest grossing US release of all time behind Fast & Furious 7 (2.4bn RMB).

The global powerhouse ranks number one everywhere and has grossed $29.8m in Mexico, followed by $28.9m in the UK. Brazil is holding strong on $26.2m, Germany on $23.5m, Russia on $23.4m, France on $19.2m, South Korea on $19m, and India on $17.4m.

Australia has generated $16.8m, Taiwan $16.2m, Argentina $14.2m, Italy $12m, and Spain $10m. Japan will be the last territory to open on April 28.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris and Charlize Theron star and F. Gary Gray directed.

The film earned $10.1m on IMAX for a $50.2m global sum, and added $3m internationally for $35.7m. China produced $4.5m for $23.2m and the seventh best IMAX result for a Hollywood title after 10 days of release.

Writer-director Jordan Peele's Get Out from Universal and Blumhouse is in the early stages of international release with 34 territories yet to open. The horror added $2.1m in 24 territories for $18.7m internationally and $189m globally. The UK is the top holdover at number six in its sixth week on $332,000 for $11.9m.

Illumination and Universal Pictures' Sing has grossed $914,000 in 12 territories for $356.4m internationally and $626.7m worldwide. Japan delivered $868,000 in its sixth weekend for $40.9m. The animated musical has opened in all its markets.

M. Night Shyamalan's Split, also from Universal and Blumhouse, generated $262,000 in 19 territories over the weekend for $136.7m. It stands at $274.7m worldwide. The final territory, Japan, debuts on May 12.

FOX INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: The Boss Baby added $31.7m from 78 markets, including $5.4m from three debuts, for $222.8m internationally. The animation held strong in the UK on $2.6m for $27.7m, which is now bigger than the lifetime run of Despicable Me.

Brazil added $1.8m for $11.3m, down only 4% from the previous weekend. Meanwhile, Germany dropped only 8% after generating $1.7m for $11.4m, and Mexico added $1.3m for $20.3m.

The DreamWorks Animation release is now bigger than Sing and The Croods through the same period of release at current exchange rates. It will launch in South Korea on May 3.

Logan brought in an additional $659,000 from 20 markets and stands at $383m with Japan still to come. Hidden Figures added $434,000 from 10 markets for $59. …

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