The Fate of the Furious continues to dominate the box office, winning its third consecutive weekend.
The Fate of the Furious earned $5.1 million on its third Friday in theaters and is projected to take in a total of $18.5 million this weekend. That projected third weekend total will lift the film's domestic box office total to $191.8 million.
The Fate of the Furious opened in 4,311 theaters nationwide, making it the widest opening for a non-summer release ever. The film then expanded its reach and to 4,329 locations. This weekend it is showing in 4,077 theaters.
The Fate of the Furious is estimated to have a $250 million production budget. The film opened in 63 territories, in addition to the United States and Canada.
The Fate of the Furious has been setting records since it opened at the box office. The film set new opening day records in 16 territories, and had the biggest international opening day of all time, beating the record previously held by Jurassic World. It is also the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African-American director, passing Tim Story's 2005 Fantastic Four movie, and the biggest opening for a film directed by an African-American filmmaker, with F. Gary Gray beating his own Straight Outta Compton record.
Fox’s animated comedy The Boss Baby slipped out of the second place spot this weekend after occupying that slot for two weeks. The top five movies at the box office are now mostly newcomer, including a surprise or two, though none of them came close to challenging The Fate of the Furious for the top spot.
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.
The Fate of the Furious is now playing in theaters.
1. The Fate Of The Furious
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $5.1 million
Weekend: $18.5 million
Total: $191.8 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. How To Be A Latin Lover
Friday: $4 million
Weekend: $11.8 million
In this riches to rags comedy, an aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is kicked to the curb by his 80-year-old millionaire wife, forcing him to move in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her young son. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, he attempts to reignite his powers as a Latin Lover and win over the wealthy widowed grandmother (Raquel Welch) of his nephew's school crush. HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER also stars Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, Michael Cera, and Raphael Alejandro.
3. The Circle
Friday: $3.2 million
Weekend: $9.1 million
The Circle is a gripping modern thriller starring Emma Watson ("Harry Potter"), Tom Hanks ("Sully") and John Boyega ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
4. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $2 million
Weekend: $8.1 million
Total: $147.5 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