‘Fate of the Furious’ wins the race at the weekend box office

The Fate of the Furious became the second film of 2017 to have a domestic opening weekend of over $100 million. The film brought in $100.2 million domestically and also made headlines for its international and worldwide performance.

The film brought in $432.3 million from the international markets, which beat out the $316.7 million brought in by 2015’s Jurassic World. When you combine the domestic and international gross the film brought in $532.5 million worldwide, which sets a new record beating out the $529 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 reports Box Office Mojo.

The Boss Baby fell to second place after a 41 percent drop during its third weekend with $15.5 million and is closing in on $120 million domestically. 

Beauty and the Beast came in third place with $13.6 million and stands at $454.6 million domestically after 31 days. Beauty and the Beast also became the 22nd largest worldwide release ever this weekend.

Smurfs: The Lost Village dropped over 50 percent and finished in fourth place with $6.5 million. Going in Style rounded out the top five with $6.3 million.

Gifted expanded to wide release and finished in sixth place with $3 million. The film will continue to expand to more theaters next weekend. Get Out still remains in the top 10 coming in seventh place with $2.9 million and is closing in on $170 million domestically.

Power Rangers slides down two spots to eighth with $2.8 million. I have doubts that the film will cross $100 million domestically. The Case for Christ comes in ninth place with $2.7 million and Kong: Skull Island rounds out the top ten with $2.6 million and has passed $160 million domestically.

The box office top 10 should look very different next weekend as we have five new wide releases coming out. I still believe The Fate of the Furious has a strong chance of repeating as box office champion.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Universal: $103.6 million (+99.3 percent)

20th Century Fox: $17.6 million (-13 percent)

Disney: $13.7 million (-11.6 percent) 

Warner Bros.: $8.9 million (-10.9 percent)   

Sony Pictures: $7.1 million (-9.6 percent)

Lionsgate: $3.8 million (-3.9 percent) 

Fox Searchlight: $3 million (n/a)

Pure Flix Entertainment: $2.7 million (-1.2 percent)

Paramount Pictures: $2.4 million (-5 percent) 

Focus Features: $2.1 million (-0.8 percent)

Next week’s openings include Born in China, Free Fire, Phoenix Forgotten, The Promise and Unforgettable 

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