Going into the weekend The Fate of the Furious is already at $965.6 million worldwide and as early as Friday the film might hit $1 billion.
The Fate of the Furious scored $158.1 million in 65 countries last weekend, down from its all-time record breaking $437.2 million opening. Including Wednesday the film is up to $794.2 million internationally and $965.6 million worldwide. That means as early as Friday, but most likely on Saturday, The Fate of the Furious will become the 30th movie to ever gross more than $1 billion. Unsurprisingly the film’s top international market is China, already at $340.5 million after 14 days. Back in 2015 Furious 7 made $390.9 million over there, a number the new one should ultimately surpass before it leaves the country.
The Fate of the Furious was big in other markets too with $30.3 million in Mexico(F7 finished there with $51.7 million), $29.5 million in the UK ($59.9 million for F7), $27.4 million in Brazil ($46.6 million, F7), $24.1 million in Germany ($42.8 million, F7) and $23.3 million in Russia ($34 million, F7). All in all Furious 7 totaled $1.163 billion internationally and I believe The Fate of the Furious will stop around $1 billion in the same markets. Worldwide the new film is headed for $1.2 billion, down from the incredible $1.516 billion (6th on the all-time chart) made by Furious 7 two years ago.
That much money would get The Fate of the Furious as high as 11th, just shy of 10th (Iron Man 3 with $1.214 billion) on the all-time worldwide chart. As far as 2017 goes The Fate of the Furious currently ranks 2nd behind Beauty and the Beast, but that might change (50-50). The only other movie that could realistically push The Fate of the Furious to 2nd (or 3rd) is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will probably make upwards of $1.5 billion worldwide.
The Boss Baby took home another $31.7 million in 2nd, pushing the animation to $227.4 million internationally and $366.3 million worldwide. At this rate The Boss Baby will stop somewhere around $450-500 million worldwide.
Beauty and the Beast, the first 2017 release to make it past $1 billion worldwide, added $23.5 million in 3rd. A big part of that, $12.8 million to be exact, came from a very strong start in Japan. For comparison last year The Jungle Book opened to $6 million in Japan, finishing at $23.1 million. If Beauty and the Beast follows a similar pattern it could make even $50 million over there. That might very well be enough to get Beauty and the Beast to $700 million internationally (currently $630 million) and $1.2 billion worldwide (right now $1.103 billion). So in the end it seems this and The Fate of the Furious will be neck-a-neck, although I might give the edge to Beauty.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is not giving up quite yet with $21.4 million in 4th. The Smurfs animation took almost a month to get to $100 million internationally and $135.1 million worldwide, not even close to good enough when you consider the disappointing Smurfs 2 made $347.5 million worldwide.
Chinese comedy Mr. Pride and Miss Prejudice rounds out the top 5 with $9.7 million, all coming from Chinese theaters.