Apr 19 2017
Based on early estimations, "The Fate of the Furious" is expected to set a new record for ticket sales, surpassing the previous benchmark of $529 million set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", according to Reuters. Either way, it is assured of scoring the top worldwide launch of all time, surpassing fellow Universal title Jurassic World ($316.7 million). This excluded China as the film released three weeks after its worldwide release.
"There is no market that hasn't had a strong reception", said Duncan Clark, Universal's president of global distribution.
The latest "Fate of the Furious" cost $250 million and change to produce, that's a big difference from the "Furious 7" $190 million, and it also a big increase from the first film's $38 million budget. After debuting this weekend, the film raked in $532.5 million across the world.
Added Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou: "Considering this is the second-highest opening domestically out of eight films speaks to the fact that people continue to be interested in the storyline". Despite the rising costs, the film remains on pace to top $1 billion worldwide, making more sequels a certainty.
Fast & Furious 8 also stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. Domestically, "Fate" made $98.8 million over the weekend.
"There was an emotional outpouring of support for that movie that was the definition of lightening in a bottle", says box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of comSocre.
Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera
Last year, Facebook made its bot platform the highlight of the event, and since then tons of chatbots have flooded Messenger. VR social networks and communities already exist, and they're experiencing the same etiquette questions as social networks.
Detroit officers shot overnight on city's west side
The officers were in full uniform at the time of the incident. "Right after the shot, he called 911", Redd said. According to WXYZ , a 19-year-old man fired a shotgun at the officers as they checked out the man's home.
DC VA Director Moves After Putting Veterans In "Imminent Danger"
All told, more than $154 million worth of medical equipment was unaccounted for over the past year, according to the report . Wednesday's inspector general report points to a number of "serious and troubling deficiencies" at the Washington facility.
The Fate of the Furious opened bigger than all the previous Fast & Furious films.
Taking the No. 2 spot this week is "Boss Baby", bringing in an estimated $15.5 million.
Fans flocked to movie theaters over the Easter weekend and the box office was overflowing with ticket sales, but majority went to fast cars. While Hollywood has been dominated more and more by superhero movies, "The Fast and The Furious" has been able to carve out a niche in the action genre with a diverse cast that has appealed to a global audience.
Beauty and the Beast continued to draw viewers to North American theaters this weekend, earning US$13.6 million (RM59.90 million) in its fifth week. Going in Style rounded out the top five with $6.3 million.
Latest developments have confirmed that Fast and Furious 9 is already being planned for 2019 and a 10th instalment is set for a 2021 release.
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat CEO said India "too poor" to consider expansion
Snapchat denies Spiegel said it. "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!" a Snap spokesperson said on Sunday in a press briefing. Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars.
Apr 18 2017
Five dead in Lisbon plane crash
A plane has crashed into a supermarket near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, killing five people and injuring several others. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was on the site and the rescue operation was underway in the residential area.
Apr 17 2017
F1 Raceweek: Ferrari hoping for more success in the desert
Vettel won the season-opening Australian GP and Hamilton , who has secured both pole positions, won in China last weekend. SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) A pair of multiple world champions level on points, Mercedes and Ferrari neck-and-neck.
Apr 17 2017
North Korea celebrated its founder's birthday with an extravagant military display
Liquid-fueled missiles can't move as easily and so tend to be sitting ducks, if the USA or another country chose to take them out. In a tweet on April 11, Trump expressed his willingness to work with the Chinese to "solve the problem" with North Korea.
Apr 16 2017
US, Canada and Mexico announce joint bid for World Cup 2026
The proposal would be for the U.S. to host 60 matches, with 10 games each in Canada and Mexico . The United States would host all knockout games from the quarter-finals onwards, he added.
Apr 16 2017
How you install the Creators Update for Windows 10 affects privacy settings
With the new program, you can zoom in and out, place objects at different depths, and adjust size, color and transparency. To find books, go to the Books section of the Edge Hub, where you will find wide selection of books in the Windows Store.
Apr 16 2017
Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
Elizabeth Warren, of MA , on Friday posted an online video urging Congress to force Trump to release the returns. As a candidate and as president, Trump has refused to release his tax returns, breaking a decades-long tradition.
Apr 15 2017
Marc-Andre Fleury gets surprise start in net for Penguins
Saad gave the Blue Jackets a jolt when his wrist shot from the left circle zipped over Fleury's glove 7 minutes into the second. It took all of four minutes of the second period for Pittsburgh to flip momentum completely.
Apr 14 2017
President Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
As economist Larry Kudlow suggests, major tax reform could bring inasmuch as $4.5 trillion in added revenues over a decade. Still, there are various ways President Trump can work to dismantle the ACA without Congress, reports The New York Times .
Apr 14 2017
Is This the Lowest Voter Turnout in a Jammu & Kashmir Election?
The personnel are drawn from state police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force. The mobs set ablaze a polling station and attempting to burn two others.
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