The Fate Of The Furious seems pre-destined for success, but could it haul in the most successful box office numbers in series history?
That could be the case after this weekend when the the eighth Fast & Furious film opens in theaters across the world. Deadline has made their predictions for the weekend gross, and after 15 years of car-racing, world-saving action, the series doesn't appear to be going anywhere any time soon.
The trade is pegging the Fate Of The Furious for a haul between $375 million and $440 million. If it makes over $397 million, it will be the highest grossing opening weekend in the franchise, beating the previous entry in the series Furious 7 when it opened in 2015.
That film itself cemented the franchise as a global money-making machine, taking the Fast & Furious films into the billion dollar territory. Deadline reports that the Fate Of The Furious will push the total series haul past $4 billion total.
China is the X factor in the equation because the film is expected to well in the market after Furious 7 opening did so well. But there are a lot of factors, such as the absence of Paul Walker and that film serving as an emotional coda for fans of the franchise.
We'll see how the weekend shakes out after the Fate Of The Furious opens this Friday, April 14.
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Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game — and the rest of the crew has been exonerated — the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.