Box Office Recap – 04/17/2017

by Gino on April 17, 2017

in Front Page News,Gino and The Magic Morning Show

Universal’s Fate of the Furious cleared just north of $100 million this weekend, according to industry reports.

The $100 million marks a record opening for an African-American director with F. Gary Gray beating the previous record he set with $60.2 million for Straight Outta Compton.

  • It’s also a record opening for the star of F8, Charlize Theron and the second-best debut stateside for Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. International box office receipts are even better, with an all-time record high of $430.4 million. 

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Below are the top 10 films of the weekend based on studio-reported Sunday estimates, per Deadline:

  1. The Fate of the Furious, $100.2 million
  2. The Boss Baby, $15.5 million.
  3. Beauty and the Beast, $13.6 million.
  4. Smurfs: The Lost Village, $6.5 million.
  5. Going in Style, $6.4 million.
  6. Gifted, $3 million.
  7. Get Out, $2.9 million
  8. Power Rangers, $2.9 million.
  9. The Case for Christ, $2.7 million.
  10. Kong: Skull Island, $2.7 million.

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