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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AV Club: Despite being one of the less spirited entries in the series, The Fate Of The Furious set the record for its largest international opening by grossing an estimated $532.5 million this weekend, including a massive $100.2 million in the United States and a mind-boggling $190 million in China. ... The Fate Of The Furious' $100.2 million opening -- which accounted for almost two-thirds of the weekend's reported American box office -- dwarfed all comers. The few to survive this decimation were the already successful The Boss Baby (No. 2, $15.5 million) and Beauty And The Beast (No. 3, $13.6 million).

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They're down 50% in US box office sales from the last release.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 07:43 AM | Reply

Actually might be 30% or so, I read an article by a box office analyst yesterday about this. He was begging them to end the franchise at 10 since this movie kicked off a new trilogy.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 07:45 AM | Reply

Loved Mike Mayo's review on the radio.
Paraphrase: "Its so ridiculous Im not even going to talk about it."

But he predicted a sequel. Probably cars in space.

#3 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-04-18 09:39 AM | Reply

CGI for car chases? Total garbage film making. Incredible how the Asians swallow this manure.

#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-04-18 12:57 PM | Reply

Mad Max: Fury Road On Ice

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-04-18 01:02 PM | Reply

I was in my late 20's when the first one of these came out and it was one of the first times I started feeling old in a "kids today sure do like ----" sort of way.

Can't believe they are on the 9th one. The only benefit I see is the cranking out these movies keeps the cast, none of whom can act, too busy to be ruining other movies.

#6 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-18 01:28 PM | Reply

The first one was a huge win for car dealerships. Many, many very nice cars were brought in for engine and transmission swaps by people claiming they totally didn't install NOS, and it car blew itself up..

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 02:19 PM | Reply

The success of this mindless franchise, the kardashians, and MMA fighting go hand and hand with the election of trump. The morons now officially outnumber the smart people. Mission accomplished GOP. America is going down.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-04-18 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

The same audience that would watch bad actors drive non-existent cars that they couldn't afford anyway probably voted for the non-existent POTUS.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-04-18 07:01 PM | Reply

RIP Paul Walker.

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-04-18 07:11 PM | Reply

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The success of this mindless franchise, the kardashians, and MMA fighting go hand and hand with the election of trump.

#8 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-04-18 06:12 PM | FLAG:

All 3 of those peaked during the Obama administration.

F&F US profits are down and production costs are up. Kardashian ratings peaked under Obama. The UFC was likely overvalued when sold, is undergoing a ratings drought, and is being changed more into WWE (also way down in ratings) style promotion to generate individual stars (which isn't going well).

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-19 09:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Knee-jerk reaction blaming specific demographics without understanding the numbers about it and being wrong about trends..

gee, good thing we don't have a President that does that.. oh wait.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-19 09:30 AM | Reply

Many, many very nice cars were brought in for engine and transmission swaps by people claiming they totally didn't install NOS, and it car blew itself up..

I'll never understand putting NOS on a car. It's like fake ---- or a weave. If you cant do it with the engine you have, get a new car or engine. They pull up beside me all the time. A Honda Civic or some other 4 banger with one of those douche bag mufflers blaring. Driving a I don't even waste time with them anymore.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-19 10:41 AM | Reply

A Honda Civic or some other 4 banger with one of those douche bag mufflers blaring.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-19 10:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Saw one of those on Sunday. It had been years since the last time I a saw one. A bit of retro-douchiness.

#14 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-19 10:53 AM | Reply

I'll never understand putting NOS on a car. It's like fake ---- or a weave. If you cant do it with the engine you have, get a new car or engine. They pull up beside me all the time. A Honda Civic or some other 4 banger with one of those douche bag mufflers blaring. Driving a I don't even waste time with them anymore.

#13 | POSTED BY BOAZ

With your ride, not surprisded you chicken out: www.google.com

#15 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-04-19 12:55 PM | Reply

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