Weekend Box Office: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Wins Easter Race

The F. Gary Gray-Directed Film

Universal Pictures‘ The Fate of the Furious won the weekend race with $100.2 million domestically and a $432.3 million internationally to an estimated $532.5 million global debut over Easter weekend.

The eighth film in the 16-years old franchise played in nearly 23,000 theaters around the world and cracked the global record held by Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $529 million worldwide in 2015.

The F. Gary Gray-directed film once again stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Newcomers include Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and Scott Eastwood. Furious 8 nabbed an A SinemaScore.

Taking second place this Easter is two-time charter topper The Boss Baby (DreamWorks Animation), which took in $15.5 million, while Disney’s Beauty and the Beast nabbed third, taking in $13.6 million for a domestic total of $454.7 million and $1.043 billion worldwide.

Sony’s Smurfs: The Lost Village ($6.5 million) and New Line’s Going in Style ($6.3 million) landed in fourth and fifth place.

1. The Fate of the Furious— $100,181,640
2. The Boss Baby — $15,540,000 ($116,323,907)
3. Beauty and the Beast —$13,634,000 ($454,649,751)
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village — $6,500,000 ($24,728,326)
5. Going in Style — $6,350,000 ($23,376,352)
6. Gifted — $3,000,000 ($4,369,910)
7. Get Out — $2,917,865 ($167,547,880)
8. Power Rangers — $2,850,000 ($80,563,748)
9. The Case for Christ — $2,720,000
10. Kong: Skull Island — $2,670,000 ($161,246,181)

In limited release, Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street’s The Lost City of Z debuted very well in four theaters, where it picked up $112,633.

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