Dennis Beverly
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Forbes.com reports that Fate of the Furious snagged a solid $8.6 million on its first domestic Monday. That's down a reasonable 60% from its $21.5m Sunday gross. For reference, Furious 7 earned $14m on its first Monday, which was a drop of 57% from its $33.15m Sunday gross. On the plus side, the Monday gross is actually larger than the $7m first Monday (-76%) for Walt Disney's The Jungle Book and the $6.2m (-73%) first Monday for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, albeit without the advantage of a school holiday. In fact, Fate of the Furious snagged the second-biggest April Monday gross ever behind Furious 7's day four gross.


This brings the picture's four-day domestic cume to $107.46 million. If this follows accordingly, we're looking at a week-long cume of between $125m and $128m domestic heading into its second weekend. And it if ends up with an over/under $40m second weekend (-60%), then we're looking at a 10-day total of around $164m-$170m. That'll put it over/under the $168m (and counting) gross of Jordan Peele's Get Out to make Fate of the Furious the biggest domestic hit ever from a black filmmaker.


F. Gary Gray's action sequel has already surpassed the $330 million worldwide gross of Tim Story's Fantastic Four (in 2005) to snag the biggest global gross for such a picture. By the by, for what it's worth, the last three such champions (F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, Get Out and Fate of the Furious) all came from Universal/Comcast Corp. and only the latter was arguably a case of a respected director-for-hire being given a plum franchise gig.
By the end of the weekend, it'll be over/under Get Out on the 2017 charts to sit behind only The LEGO Batman Movie ($171 million), Logan ($221m) and Beauty and the Beast. As well as it's doing overseas, there is a (very slight) chance that it won't catch up to Logan  in North America, but that's an if/when conversation and may be just trivia considering the global picture. Speaking of overseas, the Vin Diesel/Dwayne Johnson/Michelle Rodriguez/Jason Statham//Charlize Theron/etc. adventure actually earned $437.2m overseas during its record-setting debut for a worldwide opening of $536m.


And with yesterday's domestic and overseas figures added in, we're looking at a $492.1m foreign cume and a $599.4m worldwide total. Actually, when you include updated China numbers for Tuesday ($17m Tuesday/$234m total), that brings the film's worldwide cume to around $616.5m. And yeah, it's roaring past Logan's $603m-and-counting worldwide cume to become the second-biggest global grosser of the year behind Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast. And it's about to pass Fast Five's $623m (in 2011) worldwide cume as well.

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