'The Fate of the Furious' Sets Record As Biggest Opening of All Time

The Fate of the Furious elevated Universal’s international box office past $1 Billion on Friday.

The Fate Of The Furious set the record as the biggest opening of all time with $532 million in global box office including $98.8 million from the U.S. and Canada and $433.2 million from 63 international territories this weekend. This is also the all-time biggest international weekend by a large margin, beating the previous record holder Jurassic World with $316.7 million.

  • The Fate of the Furious elevated Universal’s international box office past $1 Billion on Friday. Universal is the second studio to reach this milestone in 2017. It is Universal’s 11th year in a row grossing $1 Billion in international box office and this is the second fastest getting there after 2015.

  • The film opened No. 1 in every territory and scored all-time opening weekend records in 19 territories. They are Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, U.A.E., Uruguay, and Venezuela.

  • It is Universal’s highest grossing opening weekend of all time in 27 territories. They are the above 19 territories plus Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, and Mexico.

  • It is the biggest opening weekend of the Fast & Furious franchise in 36 territories. They are the above territories plus Croatia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Iceland, Korea, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the U.K. and Ireland.

  • China grossed an amazing $192.1M making The Fate of the Furious the biggest 3-day opening weekend of all-time and the biggest Hollywood opening of all-time. It is the second biggest opening weekend of all-films, all-time behind local title The Mermaid (which included 4 full days of previews over Chinese New Year).

  • Other box office results include: Mexico $17.7M; U.K. and Ireland $17.5M; Russia $14.2M; Germany $13.6M; Brazil $12.8M; India $10.7M; Korea $10.6M; Middle East Combined $9.9M; Australia $9.5M; Taiwan $9.3M; France $9.2M; Argentina $9M; Indonesia $8.5M; Italy $6.7M; Malaysia $6.3M; Spain $6.1M; Colombia $4.9M; Thailand $4.9M; and Panama $4.8M.

  • The Fate of the Furious opened bigger than all the previous Fast & Furious films. Internationally, in its first weekend, it beat the lifetime totals of The Fast and the Furious $62.9M; 2 Fast 2 Furious $109M; The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift $96M and Fast & Furious $208M and Furious 5 $401.3M.

  • IMAX generated an outstanding $22.6M on 681 international IMAX screens (this gross is included in the above international total). This is the 2nd biggest IMAX opening internationally behind Jurassic World $23.2M.

There are four more territories to open: Serbia & Montenegro April 20; Poland April 21; Romania April 21 and Japan April 28.