Universal’s The Fate of the Furious topped the North American box office for a second weekend, industry data showed Monday, taking $38.4 million as it closed in on $1 billion worldwide.
The eighth installment in the high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne The Rock Johnson shattered records on its opening weekend with global revenues of more than $500 million, and that figure has since surged to $908.3 million
Domestically, the movie is lagging behind Furious 7, which took $250 million over its first two weekends, but with strong performances in foreign markets it is still expected to cross the $1 billion worldwide benchmark later this week.
Directed by F Gary Gray of Straight Outta Compton fame, Furious 8, also featuring Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop star Ludacris, follows Diesel’s Dom Toretto, who is coerced into joining forces with a cyber-terrorist played by Theron.
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