Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Everything’s coming up Furious

Despite being one of the less spirited entries in the series, The Fate Of The Furious set the record for its largest international opening by grossing an estimated $532.5 million this weekend, including a massive $100.2 million in the United States and a mind-boggling $190 million in China. Those are big numbers. In fact, they are cartoonishly huge, as befits the scale of a franchise that has abandoned both its drag racing origins and its later caper shenanigans for plots more reminiscent Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan-era James Bond. (At least the Moore movies had those sweet John Barry scores.)

The Fate Of The Furious’ $100.2 million opening—which accounted for almost two-thirds of the weekend’s reported American box office—dwarfed all comers. The few to survive this decimation were the already successful The Boss Baby (No. 2, $15.5 million) and Beauty And The Beast …

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