'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

April 24, 2017
The crew heads back to the streets in 'The Fate of the Furious'.

The Fate of the Furious, sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller, Unforgettable and historical drama, The Promise, in the dust.

Universal Pictures' eighth instalment in, 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise, earned $38.7 million in North American theatres over the weekend, down 61 per cent from its debut, according to studio estimates yesterday.

The newcomers could not compete with the high-octane film, which had the biggest worldwide opening of all time last weekend. It has earned $908.4 million globally so far and is expected to cross $1 billion this week.

Holdovers dominated the charts on this quiet weekend in theatres. The Boss Baby, took second place with $12.8 million, and Beauty and the Beast, landed in third with $10 million.

Disney's animal documentary, Born in China, opened in fourth place, with $5.1 million from 1,508 locations. The two other new movies fared worse.

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