Latest movie in franchise grosses $532.5 worldwide on opening weekend

"Furious 8" has become the highest grossing movies for opening weekend worldwide, snatching up the position from "Jurassic World."

Vin Diesel in Furious 8

The movie beat "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($528.9 million) for the all-time best global opening weekend.

According to Business Insider, the movie is also the best produced by its studio, Universal, beating the "Jurassic World" $525.5 million earned in 2015.

The movie reportedly took in $432.3 million at the international box office.


"The Fate of The Furious" trumps "Jurassic World" record of $316.6 million.

"Furious 8" took in a record-breaking $63.9 million on its opening day in China this weekend.

The movie went on to make $190 million in the country over the weekend making it the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood movie in the country.

The fact that the movie is released on 1,079 IMAX screens worldwide, the widest opening ever for a single film in IMAX history, was a big boost as well.

The final tally globally on IMAX screens alone was $31.1 million for April.


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