Furious: Biggest Global Box Office Opening Ever
WINNIPEG, MB. — It was a record shattering early start to the summer blockbuster season this weekend.
Universal Pictures’ The Fate of the Furious had the biggest global opening of all time with a haul of $532.5-million.
It pulled in $100.2-million from North American cinemas on a production budget of $250-million.
The previous record holder was the seventh Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, which pulled in $528.9-million from worldwide box offices.
A close third place is the $525.5-million opening from Jurassic World, which was also released by Universal.
Alec Baldwin’s The Boss Baby, a surprise hit, continued to outperform the Disney powerhouse Beauty and the Beast.
The Boss Baby raked in another $15.5-million, raising receipts to $238.9-million globally.
Beauty and the Beast pulled in $13.6-million in weekend five.
It has now earned $1.043-billion at the global box office.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|1||—||The Fate of the Furious||$100.2-million||New|
|2||1||The Boss Baby||$15.5-million||3|
|3||2||Beauty and the Beast (2017)||$13.6-million||5|
|4||3||Smurfs: The Lost Village||$6.5-million||2|
|5||4||Going in Style (2017)||$6.4-million||2|
|8||6||Power Rangers (2017)||$2.9-million||4|
|9||10||The Case for Christ||$2.7-million||2|
|10||7||Kong: Skull Island||$2.7-million||6|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies
Photo – Universal Pictures