‘Fate of the Furious’ Finishes First at the Box Office Again


For the second week “The Fate of the Furious” took a commanding lead at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. Adding another $38 million to its domestic total, “Fate” has nearly reached $1 billion worldwide.

Despite seeing a 60 percent drop in domestic ticket sales, “Fate” managed to bring in more than all four of the other Top 5 films combined.

Maintaining their positions, “The Boss Baby” and “Beauty and the Beast” held on to the second and third spots, respectively. With nearly $3 million separating them, this is the largest gap there has been between the two. “The Boss Baby” is almost to $360 million worldwide while “Beauty” is at about $1.1 billion.

Making its debut is the DisneyNature documentary, “Born in China.” The film primarily features three animal families in different regions of China. With its $5.1 million domestic box office, it is on pace with most other DisneyNature films. “Born in China” ties with “Chimpanzee” for highest ranked opening weekend of a DisneyNature film.

Clinging to the Top 5 is “Going in Style,” which added another $5 million to its three-week total.

Smurfs: The Lost Village” slipped into sixth place, while “Unforgettable” debuted at No. 7. The Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson thriller was easily forgotten by audiences.

Gifted” went from sixth to eighth this week with another $4.5 million while “The Promise” debuted at No. 9. With a $90 million production budget, the Christian Bale/Oscar Isaac film fell far short of expectations. It is in the top 100 for worst openings of wide releases ever.

Rounding out the Top 10 is “The Lost City of Z” in its second week. This means, for the first time since their releases, “Kong: Skull Island,” “Get Out” and “Power Rangers” have all dropped out of the Top 10.

Next week’s numbers might prove interesting with the release of “The Circle.” Could Emma Watson have two films in the Top 5 at the same time?

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