The Fate Of Furious On Course To Be Biggest Movie In Series

The Take of the Furious.

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The Fate of Furious is on course for a franchise-best opening weekend. Early tracking for the eighth movie in the long-running action series suggests that it could top the record-breaking box office of 2015's Furious 7.

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As reported by Deadline, global expectations are extremely high for the movie, which opens on Friday. It has been estimated that it could make between $375 million and $440 million in its first three days, which gives it a good chance of topping Furious 7's $397 million take.

The big boost to The Fate of the Furious' fortunes will come from the international market. In the US, it is thought that it will actually earn less than its predecessor, with an estimated $100 million to $110 million. Furious 7 took an incredible $148 million in its first three days in 2015, which broke the domestic record for an April debut.

Overseas, the film will open on 20,000 screens in 63 territories, including China and Russia, which were not part of Furious 7's initial release. The international gross is expected to be at least $275 million, potentially as high as $330 million.

The Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Kurt Russell. A new behind-the-scenes promo was released last week, and you can check out trailers for the movie here and here.

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