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Fate of the Furious inches closer to $1 billion, crosses whopping Rs 5800 crore

The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson inches closer to the coveted $1 billion mark.

hollywood Updated: Apr 25, 2017 13:05 IST
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, Chris Ludacris Bridges, seated left, and Nathalie Emmanuel, seated right, and Tyrese Gibson, standing from left, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in The Fate of the Furious. (AP)

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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First Published: Apr 25, 2017 13:04 IST