Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 8 smashed global box office records, earning $532.5 -million worldwide to set a new high-water mark for an opening weekend.
The action thriller debuted with $432.3 million internationally after bowing in 63 foreign markets; and a solid $100.2-million in North America.
In the Philippines, the Vin Diesel-Dwayne Johnson blockbuster opened at No.1 with a two-day weekend gross of P110-million. Said figure towers as the biggest weekend ever for the Fast & Furious franchise, surpassing the P98-M bow of 2015’s Fast & Furious 7.
The ode to fast cars and family opened in the Philippines last Saturday, April 15, with an unstoppable P56-M and new record as the highest opening day for a Fast & Furious movie (beating 7’s P48-M first-day gross).
Saturday’s receipts was also the biggest opening day of the year so far, as well the best first day gross for a Universal Pictures title in history.
In case you missed it, here’s the trailer of Fast & Furious 8: