'Fate of the Furious' is on its way to toppling 'Furious 7' at the box office

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“The Fate of the Furious” is coming fast out of the gate.

The eighth instalment in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, out Friday, already earned $US10.4 million in Thursday night previews in over 3,300 theatres, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie is on track to make over $US100 million domestically and $US400 million globally over the full weekend. With the movie playing in 63 markets globally and showing on the most IMAX screens ever for a movie, there’s a good chance that this latest “Furious” movie could surpass the record-breaking opening “Furious 7” had.

The 2015 hit broke the record for the biggest opening weekend in April with $US147.1 million domestically, and worldwide it took in $US397.7 million, leading to the movie eventually earning $US1.5 billion worldwide over its theatrical run, the largest haul for any movie in the franchise. It’s also the sixth highest-earning movie worldwide ever.

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