The eighth movie in the famous franchise "Fast and the Furious" set a new box-office record this weekend.
The film Universal starring Vin Diesel in the title role collected 525.5 million US dollars in global film distribution, as reported by CNN. This exceeds the previous record "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which rolled up $ 529 million worldwide in the first weekend.
"Fast and Furious 8" has an advantage over the "Star Wars," as the rental of the space saga also covered China, which is the second largest film market in the world. The film just passed around the animated cartoon "The Boss Baby," which occupied the first place in the world cinema distribution the last two weeks.
Most of the income of the eighth episode of "Fast and the Furious" came from international markets: 81% of the fees came from behind the aisles of the United States. The fiasco of the last episode "Fast and the Furious" brought its creators $ 147 million dollars. This was the final film in which Paul Walker was shot, who died tragically in a car accident in 2013.
"Fast and Furious 8" will not be the final sequel of the popular franchise: Universal Studio has already announced the work on the ninth and tenth part, which will be rolled out in 2019 and 2021.