“Fate of the Furious” was apparently destined for the top of the box office. The movie had the biggest worldwide opening ever, despite it being the second best US debut in the franchise behind “Furious 7.” The movie also marks a record opening for an African-American director with F. Gary Gray, the best opening for Charlize Theron, and the second best debut stateside for both Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. The rest of the box office was exactly as expected. “The Boss Baby” slipped to second place while “Beauty and the Beast” rounded out the top three.
“Fate of the Furious” - $100.1-million
“The Boss Baby” - $15.5-million
“Beauty and the Beast” - $13.6-million
“Smurfs: The Lost Village” - $6.5-million
“Going in Style” - $6.35-million