“Fate of the Furious” Headed For $543M Opening

Despite mixed reviews, Universal Pictures’ “The Fate of the Furious” is exceeding expectations in the 63 territories it is opening this weekend.

According to the studio, Friday’s overseas gross is $112.1 million for an early total of $194.8 million with the overseas weekend estimate at $430.4 million which is easily the biggest non-U.S. global opening weekend of any film – beating previous champ “Jurassic World” which tallied $316.7 million.

Additionally, the film’s North American estimated gross on track for $103.8 million, which brings it to a worldwide total of $534.2 million. If those numbers hold, ‘Fate’ will beat the $529 million of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to have the biggest global opening of all time.

Additionally, as of Friday, the Fast & Furious series crossed $4 billion at the worldwide box office. In China, the film’s opening day box office of $65.6 million has set the record for the biggest single day ever at the Chinese box office.

Source: Box-Office Mojo