Michelle Rodriguez

'Fate' to top box office as Hollywood awaits 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

'Fate' to top box office as Hollywood awaits 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

After a record-breaking global opening for “The Fate of the Furious,” Hollywood is taking a spring break.

The eighth movie in Universal Pictures’ blockbuster “The Fast and the Furious” franchise is poised to dominate multiplexes until Hollywood’s summer movie season officially kicks off with the May 5 debut of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Until then, distributors will unleash a handful of films into the market, including a China-themed Disney nature documentary and a star-studded big-budget rendering of the Armenian genocide, but none is expected to do much business.

Here’s what to look out for this weekend:

How ‘Fast,’ how ‘Furious’

“The Fate of the...

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