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.
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.
Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, latest New York area rail woe
A man in the Amtrak waiting area of the station had become belligerent and Amtrak police used a Taser on him, authorities said. Authorities say no injuries were reported and there were reports of anyone needing assistance.
Manhunt in Sydney's west after teenage boy shot in the head
A neighbour said she woke about 6am to see paramedics desperately working on the boy while loading him into an ambulance. It is believed Brayden's mother confronted the attacker but locked herself in a bedroom when a pistol was brandished.
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
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 18 2017
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
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Apr 18 2017
Google Reaches Android Antitrust Settlement In Russia
The company has about 55 percent market share in Russian search versus Google's 40 percent, according to researcher LiveInternet. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine.
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 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
Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules
While ISPs provide data services, the tech companies run web-based businesses. The bill now awaits President Trump's signature.
Apr 15 2017
Hamilton expecting 'closest' title fight of career
Mercedes are locked in a direct battle with Vettel's Ferrari team following three years of domination. Check out the highlights from the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton's brilliant performance.
Apr 15 2017
Tax break: Deadline for filing returns is Tuesday this year
According to the Internal Revenue Service, almost 40 million taxpayers across the country have yet to file . This year, Monday, April 17, is Emancipation Day , which is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.
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 .
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