FATE OF THE FURIOUS Beats STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS For Biggest Global Opening Weekend
Critics may be on the fence about whether The Fate Of The Furious is a success, but the numbers leave no doubt. The opening weekend for the action film netted $532.5 million globally, making it the biggest global opening weekend for a film of all time. That record was previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens which made $529 million around the world in its opening.
Domestically, this was not the best opening weekend for the Fast and the Furious franchise. In fact, Fate Of The Furious made $47 million less in the U.S. than its predecessor, FF7. Star Wars will have a chance to redeem itself when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens later this year. I have a feeling The Last Jedi will be able to top this record. What do you think?