On Sunday, “The Fate of the Furious” became the biggest global opening movie in history. According to Universal Pictures. the eighth film in the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise raced to an estimated $532.5 million box office opening around the world this weekend. That total beats the global record held by Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $529 million worldwide its opening weekend in 2015.
The movie also broke box office records for bringing in the biggest international opening in movie history. The film made an estimated $432.3 million overseas, which lapped the record $316 million that “Jurassic World” made abroad in 2015. Domestically, “Fate” made an estimated $100.2 million over the weekend.
The film, which stars Vin Diesel and was directed by F. Gary Gray, is the highest-grossing opening for an African American director ever.