The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

Carla Harmon
April 24, 2017

The worldwide total earning to date is 744.8 million USA dollars.

DreamWorks Animation and Fox's "The Boss Baby" was on track to be second place again, bringing in an estimated 12.75 million US dollars in its fourth weekend to push its gross earning to 136.99 million USA dollars in North America.

The film has already earned 9.4 million USA dollars in China during its release there, bringing the worldwide cume to 9.5 million US dollars. The film is expected to pass the $1 billion mark this week.

Fox's animated comedy The Boss Baby remains in second place after being knocked out of the top spot last weekend.

Disney's animal documentary "Born in China" earned 5.1 million USA dollars to open in fourth place.


Though a 61% dip in business domestically compared to its first weekend, it was still enough to be number one at the box office. The documentary, directed by Chuan Lu, takes moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China with three animal families - the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

Among the fresh crop of offerings, it was nothing short of a auto crash, save for Disney's nature documentary Born in China.

WB's "Unforgettable", which cost $12 million to make, brought in $4.8 million in receipts.

Unforgettable, starring Katherine Heigl, opened at just $4.8 million, which is a career worst for the actress. The movie, from Open Road Films on behalf of Survival Pictures, looks to round out the weekend with about $4.1 million from 2,251 locations - barely cracking the top ten for the weekend. However, as noted in social media posts by celebrities of Armenian descent like Cher and Kim Kardashian, one of the major goals of the film was to raise awareness of the issue rather than earn a profit.

Meanwhile, the historical epic "The Promise", starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, bombed with a mere $4.1 million from 2,251 theaters.


Audience members who saw the film did give it an A-minus CinemaScore but the Rotten Tomatoes rating rests at 46% positive.

The highest opener of the weekend is the critically ridiculed (and ironically titled) Unforgettable with just $1.7 million on Friday.

Tough weekend at the box office?!

Disney's blockbuster Beauty and the Beast live-action remake remains in the third-place spot at the box office.


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