CHARLIZE FILM SMASHES RECORD

The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous, or Fast & Fu­ri­ous 8, as it’s known in In­dia, opened to over `3,400 crore world­wide. In­dia’s con­tri­bu­tion in this: `67 crore

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The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous broke the record for the all-time top-gross­ing open­ing week­end with $532 mil­lion world­wide, which amounts to `3,400 crore. The film nar­rowly beat out the pre­vi­ous record holder, 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens, which opened to $529 mil­lion.

In In­dia, the movie was no slouch ei­ther. Ac­cord­ing to Box Of­fice Mojo, the film has made $10 mil­lion since its Thurs­day de­but, in­clud­ing paid pre­views be­gin­ning on Wed­nes­day evening. That is, `67 crore.

The pre­vi­ous film in the fran­chise, Fu­ri­ous 7, crossed the `100 crore mark in In­dia when it opened in 2015. Its record was bro­ken by The Jun­gle Book, which ended its run with ap­prox­i­mately `180 crore.

The Vin Diesel-Dwayne John­son-star­rer is the eighth film in the Fast & Fu­ri­ous fran­chise, which has earned $4.4 bil­lion since its 2001 de­but. A ninth in­stal­ment is sched­uled for 2019, fol­lowed by the tenth film in 2021.

The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne John­son (above) and Charlize Theron (above, right)

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