The Fate of the Furious is on track for a huge opening weekend at the box office.
As expected, the eight film in the Fast & Furious franchise will break $100 million in its opening weekend. The film is expected to earn $103 million in its first three days at theaters, making it th second-highest opening weekend in the franchise’s history. Furious 7 remains the franchise’s best opener with $147 million.
The Fate of the Furious earned $45.6 million on Friday, including $10.4 million from Thursday night early screenings. The Fate of the Furious is opening in 4,311 theaters nationwide, making it the widest opening for a non-summer release ever.
The Fate of the Furious is estimated to have a $250 million production budget. The film is scheduled for release in 63 territories, in addition to the United States and Canda.
Fox’s animated comedy The Boss Baby slipped to the number two spot on the box office chart after two weeks on top. The Boss Baby is expected to earn $15.9 million over its third box office weekend, bringing its box office total to $116.7 million.
Disney’s blockbuster Beauty and the Beast live-action remake landed in the third spot at the box office. The film earned $13.4 million at the box office, bringing its domestic total to $454.4 million.
Keep reading to see the top five movies at this weekend's box office.
In The Fate of the Furious, with Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.
The Fate of the Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.
1. The Fate of the Furious
Friday: $45.5 million
Weekend: $100.1 million
The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise welcomes two Oscar-winning actresses: Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew, while Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing. Fast 8 also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton).
2. The Boss Baby
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $6.6 million
Weekend: $13.8 million
Total: $117.1 million
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
3. Beauty and the Beast
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $13.8 million
Total: $454.8 million
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village
Friday: $2.9 million
Weekend: $7.4 million
Total: $25.6 million
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
5. Going in Style
Friday: $2.1 million
Weekend: $6.9 million
Total: $23.9 million
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby"), Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules," "Hannah and Her Sisters") and Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine") team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff's comedy "Going in Style." Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.