The 8th movie in the Fast and Furious franchise  has broken the international record of the strongest global debut by making an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) this Easter weekend.

It has overtaken the $529m (£421.8m) rolled in by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Compared to the 7th Fast and furious instalments, it made less money in the US opening with $100.2m (£80) as compared to  Fast and Furious 7  $147.2m (£117.3m) in 2005.

The Fate of the Furious – titled Fast & Furious 8 in some territories – drags in big stars like Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. This installment also has Charlize Theron acting as the villain, Cipher.


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