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Battle at the Box Office 4/17

Posted on April 17, 2017 by

There was no question Fate of the Furious was going to be huge but “Star Wars defeating” huge?  That’s insanity.

The Fate of the Furious brought in over $100 million domestically, making it the second best opening for the franchise behind Furious 7’s ridiculous $147 million but combined with it’s global box office, it had the largest opening of all time, defeating The Force Awakens, with $532.4 million, including $190 million from China, the biggest ever opening in that country.  In total the entire Fast & Furious franchise has made Universal over $4.5 billion now and it seems like Fate of the Furious could easily make a $1 billion by itself.

The Boss Baby was a distant second after two weeks at number one, making another $15.5 million and putting it over $116 million for it’s three weeks out.  It’s still kind of on the low end for Dreamworks, sitting in 22nd place overall between Bee Movie and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Beauty and the Beast took third place with another $13.6 million, putting it over $454 million domestically and, combined with it’s worldwide take, it’s crossed over $1 billion total and it’s currently the undisputed champ of 2017.

Smurfs and Going in Style rounded out the top 5 with both movies making around $24 million for their two weeks out.

The Chris Evans starring drama Gifted expanded wide over the weekend and took sixth place with $3 million, jumping up from 16th place last weekend.

Further down the list, The Case for Christ seemed to get a little bit of an Easter bump, moving up from tenth to ninth place with $2.7 million with an additional 251 theaters added over the weekend.

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