box office

The Fate of the Furious Wins a Boring Weekend at the Box Office

The Fate of the Furious.

The Fate of the Furious remains atop the box office this weekend, but only for lack of other movies trying. The franchise’s latest took in $19.4 million for first place, a feat made possible by an absence of exciting new releases. How to Be a Latin Lover’s solid opening of $12 million was enough to nab it second place, also marking a record best for Lionsgate’s Latino label Pantelion. Elsewhere, the Indian release Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, a movie with a huge global fanbase and the answers to a major cliffhanger, made a surprise showing of $10.1 million for third place. It beat out The Circle, which soundly flopped with $9.3 million and a fourth place finish, amid negative reviews that painted the film as laughable. The Boss Baby rounded out the top five, adding another $9 million to its now $148.5 million total. All in all, this sleepy weekend should be the last slow one for a while, as next week’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicks the summer box office into gear.

Fate of the Furious Wins a Boring Weekend at the Box Office