The Fate of the Furious continued to dominate the box office, crossing over $1 billion worldwide and making another $19.4 million to bring it’s domestic total up to over $192 million. It’s currently the second highest grossing Fast & Furious movie worldwide behind Furious 7, which made $1.5 billion during it’s run, and it’s currently the third highest grossing domestic release behind Beauty and the Beast and Logan.
How to be a Latin Lover took 2nd place with $12 million from 1,118 theaters, giving it over $10,000 per theater and it’s up from star Eugenio Derbez’s previous hit, Instructions Not Included, which made $7 million it’s opening weekend.
In only 425 theaters, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion took in $10.1 million and was the highest ever opening for an Indian film in the US and topped The Circle to take third place.
The Circle made $9.3 million, a far cry from this year’s prior Emma Watson movie, and her worst wide release opening ever, behind things like The Tale of Despereaux.
Boss Baby rounded out the top 5 with another $9 million, putting it over $148 million total so far but it’s still 19th overall in Dreamworks Animation’s library.
Further down the charts, The Lost City of Z dropped out of the top ten despite an expansion, coming in 12th place with another $1.7 million while the week’s other new release, Sleight, made $1.6 million in 525 theaters, which more than makes up for it’s $250,000 budget.
Guardians Vol. 2 is clearly going to dominate as we start Summer Blockbuster season but the question is how high can it go?
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.