The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record
"It's a sign that a franchise built around muscle cars and odes to the importance of family is growing more global in scope", wrote Brett Lang, senior film and media editor for trade magazine Variety in an online commentary. What is the smart approach that gives people what they want?
"The Fate" was the only new release of the weekend.
Tabloid magazines and gossip websites reported earlier Vin Diesel and The Rock were feuding on the set of the mega-successful film.
"The Boss Baby" was second this weekend with $16 million in sales between Friday and the close of business Sunday.
Holding its own, however, was a re-released, extended version of the 1995 Stephen Chow comedy, A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella (大话西游之大圣娶亲), which grossed RMB 96 million (USD 13.9 million).
Actress Charlize Theron attends the "Fast & Furious 8" photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on April 6, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
The Disney blockbuster, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, has taken in US$454.7 million (RM2.002 billion) domestically while pushing past US$1 billion (RM4.40 billion) internationally. It stars Vin Diesel who plays Dom, Dwayne Johnson who plays Hobbs, and Jason Statham who plays Deckard. In fact, it seems their fall-out was little more than a battle of egos according to a new report.
The new picture is the costliest so far, with a budget of $250 million, according to Box Office Mojo, nearly double the cost of some of the earlier installments. In fact, Universal Pictures already announced that there will be a 9th and 10th installment in 2019 and 2021, so the success is not over yet. Reports have it that "The Fate of the Furious" managed to make $100.2 million in the U.S. for its opening which is $47 million short compared to the $147.2 million opening of its predecessor "Furious 7" that was released in 2015. Diesel reprises the role of auto racer Dominic, now married and retired. The recent installments have improved in quality, receiving much higher scores with critics than the first four films.
The suspected chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday left 89 people dead. "I think we ought to ask them that question". McMaster said the United States was "prepared to do more" regarding military action in Syria if necessary.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be feeling demoralised with the loss as they were in control for most of the game. Patrick Beverley also added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists for his second straight strong effort.
In an unrelated incident, a United passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, also on Sunday. It was initially believed that Dr Dao was bumped off the flight due to overbooking by the airline.
Treasury Secretary's comments supported a stronger currency, although escalating tensions over North Korea capped gains. Oil also fell below $53 a barrel amid tensions in the Korean peninsula and on news of increased U.S. drilling activity.
Perino was certainly sympathetic to Spicer and she told him, "I do think you're a little harder on yourself than you need to be". There is continuing outrage over the White House press secretary's Holocaust remarks.
Omaha will be the volleyball championship site for the fourth time since 2006, the most of any host location. A pair of NCAA championship events previously hosted at the CenturyLink Center are coming back in 2020.
It is not clear how Trump, now a federal employee, will navigate continuing ties to far-flung foreign business interests. I hate shopping, and I will go get some myself today", Conway said on national television in February.
The Godwin sisters told Lane that none of this was her fault and that they don't hold any animosity for her. The last thing that he would have said was my name and (he) didn't know me or why he was saying it.
When Brown was asked if he envisions trading for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend, he said, "No", and left it at that. In addition to this, any idea given to Cleveland trading down from No. 1 overall can pretty much be thrown out the window.
Allen returning to Duke for senior season
Allen served a one-game suspension after again tripping an opponent, and he battled nagging injuries throughout the season. Allen and fellow guard Frank Jackson are the only players on the roster who averaged more than 8 minutes of court time.
War sacrifice of Canadian soldiers praised
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Both Prince William and Prince Harry laid down a pair of boots to commemorate those who fought in battle.
Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'
YEMEN A political solution through United Nations -brokered negotiations is needed to resolve the conflict in Yemen, U.S. Both leaders agreed that China must take on a larger role in dealing with North Korea, Japanese officials said.
Fox News Channel dismisses O'Reilly, its biggest star
Bill O'Reilly has released an updated statement after the official announcement of him leaving FOX News Channel. Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 per cent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading.
Daryl Murphy: 'No need to panic'
Freddie Sears put Ipswich up and David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws goals sealed the win after Daryl Murphy levelled. We have to focus on ourselves and not Newcastle.
9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend
Over Easter weekend, rescue ships plucked some 8,360 people from 55 different rubber dinghies and wooden boats off Libya's coast. Molinario noted that the numbers are constantly in flux and a week or two of poor weather could alter the year-on comparison.
Portland center Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 1 of playoffs
The big news from a Blazer standpoint was the stellar play of shooting guard CJ McCollum , who scored 41 points on the night. McCollum is averaging 26 points and 6.5 rebounds. "We need everybody", Stotts said after Game 1 . "We didn't do that".
N.Korea shows off 'ICBM' during massive parade
The communist country has been regularly conducting nuclear and missile tests defying United Nations' resolutions and sanctions. During his New Year's address, Kim said the country's preparations for an ICBM launch had "reached the final stage".
13 arrested in pro and anti-Trump rallies
After Trump supporters said they would hold a "Patriot Day" rally , counter-protesters chose to hold a rally at the same place. Police late Saturday originally announced 20 arrests and 11 injuries after fighting broke out at Martin Luther King Jr.