By now not even the haters should be surprised that the Fast and the Furious franchise is a worldwide movie juggernaught, but in case there's still any doubt:
It has been confirmed that at 139M views in its first 24 hours, The Fate of the Furious is the new record holder for that particular milestone, beating out Disney's Beauty and the Beast live-action trailer (127.6). This is only going to be good news for Vin Diesel and the rest of the #F8 (so much easier) cast.
Deadline has the breakdown of factors that led to the trailer gaining so much traction, so fast. Spoiler: A big event with the cast live in Times Square on Sunday, didn't hurt.
"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 (Oscar® winner 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."
The Fate Of The Furious races into theaters on April 14, 2017.
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