Fury remains as powerful a force as ever, fueling the latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise to yet another big win. Fate of the Furious opened with $100.2 million at the domestic box office this weekend; nothing to call a candyass, though, the number is down from Furious 7’s $147.2 million start. Still, there are a couple of notable factors at play: For one, Furious 7 was the late Paul Walker’s send-off, while Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s feud not only occupied the movie’s press but bogged down the action, too. But while domestic enthusiasm may have quieted a touch, the global embrace is bigger than ever, with Fate of the Furious’ global haul of $532.5 million surpassing The Force Awakens’ $529 million as the largest ever.
Elsewhere at the box office, The Boss Baby took second place, nabbing $15.5 million, while Beauty and the Beast followed in alliterative form with $13.6 million. Smurfs: The Lost Village, earning $6.5 million, and Going in Style, with $6.3 million, rounded out the top five.