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With a 'Furious' opening, 'Fate' debuts with global box office record

With a 'Furious' opening, 'Fate' debuts with global box office record

“Fate” has spoken. Universal’s latest addition to “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” is what audiences worldwide want to see as the film’s weekend debut is projected to be the biggest global opening of all time.

The eighth installment brought in an estimated $100.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, below analyst projections of $110 million to $125 million. Still, it’s the second-biggest domestic opening of the year, behind “Beauty and the Beast’s” $175-million bow. It’s also the second-biggest debut of the franchise, behind its 2015 predecessor.

Combined with the film’s massive international opening of $432.3 million — well above the $280 million...

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