With an opening weekend that also earned over $100 million domestically, The Fate of the Furious managed to earn over $532 million dollars at the worldwide box office. This makes it the new record-holder, surpassing The Force Awakens. I was driving in my car at the time I heard this news reported on NPR, and couldn't help but say "Wow!" out loud to myself. Congratulations to the team, and thank you to all the fans who showed up for opening weekend.
Number eight in the Fast and Furious franchise hits American movie theaters this weekend. I went to the Hollywood screening last night, and highly enjoyed the follow-up to the massively successful Furious 7. You can read about my time on the project as Lead Previs Artist on the Fate of the Furious project page. I hope those visiting this page check it out on a big, loud theater screen, as it was intended.
I am a Previs, Postvis, and Techvisualization Artist with over fourteen years of experience making feature films, commercials, and AAA video games. I work at Proof, inc. in Los Angeles, California and make visual art in my spare time.