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‘Fate of the Furious’ races to biggest global box office opening ever

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‘Fate of the Furious’ races to biggest global box office opening ever

The Fate of the Furious” crossed the finish line on Monday as the biggest global opening in movie history.

The eighth film in the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise pulled in $532 million at the box office around the world in its first weekend, according to its studio, Universal Pictures.

That total beats the global record held by Disney (DIS)’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $529 million worldwide its opening weekend in 2015.

“Fate,” meanwhile, opened in North America and 63 international markets, including China, the U.K. and Mexico.

“Fate” also broke box office records for bringing in the biggest international opening in movie history. The film made $433.2 million overseas, surpassing the record $316.7 million that “Jurassic World” made abroad in its first weekend in 2015. Domestically, “Fate” made $98.8 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, according to Universal.

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