Furious 8 races to top spot at the box office again

2017-05-02 07:57

Los Angeles - The Fate of the Furious continued to dominate the North American box office over the weekend, fending off newcomers at home while passing the $1bn mark worldwide, data showed on Monday.

The eighth instalment in Universal's high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took $19.9m, Exhibitor Relations reported. The film has grossed $193.3m domestically in three weeks.

The next two films, new releases, were led by Pantelion's How to be a Latin Lover, a comedy starring Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez.

It took in an estimated $12.3m while fantasy Baahubali: The Conclusion, a sequel to a 2015 movie and only the third Indian film released in Imax format, $10.4m.

In fourth place, still performing strongly in its fifth week, is DreamWorks animation The Boss Baby, which took in $9.4m. 

STX Entertainment's The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in an exploration of privacy, paranoia and Silicon Valley ethics in a near-future world, earned $9m for fifth spot.

The industry is awaiting the domestic release at the weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took $106m in foreign markets and is expected to outperform the original Guardians, BoxOfficeMojo.com reported.

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