This news should come as no surprise. Whatever you think of the films, you cannot deny they are an unparalleled success. No franchise I can think of has managed to squeeze so much money out of a progressively worsening series of movies. The Fate of the Furious is no exception.
As of yesterday, the latest Fast & Furious instalment has raked in a tremendous $532 million. That is a new world record for the largest box office opening. The latest F&F instalment overtook the previous record held by Star Wars at $529 million. An astonishing $190 million came from China alone. Total takings for the franchise are now up to $4.5 billion.