Record-breaking debut for newest 'Fast and Furious' flick

This is simply another example of how the movie business has become a global one and North America is simply one part of a massive industry.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Jason Statham are a bunch of alpha males not accustomed to losing-whether it's in the gym or on the screen. Even so, the newest instalment, which cost at least US$350 million to make and market worldwide, had one of the best domestic opening weekends on record for an April release. Apparently, there was nothing to worry about as The Fate of the Furious now holds the record for a Hollywood opening and is in the number two spot for all-time Chinese movie openings.

Its opening figures saw it marginally overtake the $529m (£421.8m) secured by 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though we're not sure how The Fate of The Furious will fare as it continues screening, history dictates that the movie will continue doing well internationally - a success that may result in another film for the franchise.

"Maybe next time "Star Wars" should film in Cleveland".

Twentieth Century Fox's animated "The Boss Baby" returned in second place with $15.5 million, missing a forecast of $15.8 million, according to BoxOfficePro.com.

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Yet, the 100.2 million haul is still the second highest first-weekend domestic gross of the eight films in the series. Thanks to its jaw dropping action sequences and a thrilling storyline, the 8 installment of the very famous Fast and Furious franchise managed to do wonders with it's paid previwes as well.

Universal has also announced a ninth and tenth installment for 2019 and 2021.

"The Fate Of The Furious" raced past the $100 million line to open in the box office winners circle this weekend.

However, in the new movie, viewers see an unexpected thaw in the relationship between the two characters. "I think that has so much to do with it, because not many films offer that". In it, Diesel's Dom Toretto character is coerced to join forces with a cyberterrorist played by Theron, who turns him against his team.

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