The Fate of the Furious has been smashing global box office records recently, earning an estimated $532.5 million worldwide to set a new high-water mark for an opening weekend. That’s right – you heard it, the film made more than half a billion dollars in it’s opening weekend!
The long-running series, now in its eighth installment, got a big boost from foreign crowds. The action thriller earned $432.3 million internationally after bowing in 63 foreign markets. That helped offset declining domestic results. “The Fate of the Furious” opened to $100.2 million in North America, a sharp drop from “Furious 7’s” $147.2 million kick-off.
but aside from last year’s “Warcraft” and “Zootopia,” it has been months since Chinese crowds have embraced a big studio blockbuster.
With “The Fate of the Furious,” the “Fast and the Furious” films have now earned $4.4 billion worldwide, making it easily the most successful franchise in Universal’s history and the eighth highest-grossing film series in history.
This had me thinking “well what other movies were able to gain such clout and cash so quickly?”. Luckily for you readers I did my research and have complied a top 10 list of the fastest movies to ever hit a box office billion. Check out the list below – it may surprise even the most savy cinematic experts!
Beauty and the Beast – 30 days
Captain America Civil War – 24 Days
Avengers: Age of Ultron – 24 Days
Ironman 3 – 23 days
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 – 19 Days
The Avengers – 19 Days
Avatar – 19 Days
Fast & Furious 7 – 17 Days
Jurassic World – 13 days
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 12 days