The Fate of the Furious accelerates to weekend box office win

The Fate of the Furious wins at box office

The Boss Baby has been relegated back to the crib thanks to the arrival of The Fate of the Furious.

Following Furious 7 (2015), the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise not only drove its way to a box office win this weekend, it tore out of the gate to an all-time worldwide opening record of $534.2 million, eclipsing the previous standard of $529 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Domestically, The Fate of the Furious reeled in $98.8 million. Starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, it sports a 4.4-star rating on Tribute.

This weekend, The Boss Baby fell from its highchair — and from first place on this list — with the debut of The Fate of the Furious. But with a $16 million take, it doesn’t have much to cry about. The 3-star rated Alec Baldwin-voiced comedy now has $116.3 million in the bank after three weekends on screens.

Although it relinquished the box office crown weeks ago, Beauty and the Beast continues to resonate with filmgoers. Disney’s live-action reboot danced away with $13.7 million in its fifth weekend in theaters to bring its massive total to $454.6 million. Domestic and international grosses combined, Bill Condon‘s 3.4-star rated picture has now become the 29th movie to cross the $1 billion mark. It is the year’s highest-grossing film thus far and the highest-grossing live-action musical ever.

The animated blue creatures of Smurfs: The Lost Village continued to charm audiences in the film’s second weekend of release. With the voices of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello and Julia Roberts, the 3.5-star rated family flick earned $6.7 million to bring its overall box office gross to $24.7 million.

In its sophomore weekend, the Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin comedy Going in Style raked in $6.3 million. That showing raises the Zach Braff-directed film’s profit to $23.4 million. Here on Tribute.ca, it has a near perfect rating of 4.8 stars. ~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. Snepts • April 18, 2017 @ 7:19 AM

    The intellectuals turned out in force.

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