'Fate of the Furious' tops box office as 'The Promise,' 'Unforgettable' bomb

Its total domestic gross to date is $163.6 million.

"The film has been an absolute monster internationally where it has truly become a box office phenomenon as it approaches the one billion US dollars mark worldwide after just two weeks in theaters", comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian told Xinhua.

A week after its record-setting global debut, Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" is still ruling the box office to the chagrin of a host of newcomers.

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"Fate of the Furious" now has an estimated ten-day total of $163.6 million, nearly the same amount the film made overseas this weekend. Warner Bros.' "Unforgettable" seems to have slipped audiences' minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters.

Directly addressing the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire starting in 1915, the film starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale from "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George didn't generate enough buzz among theater patrons - even with the endorsement of socialite Kim Kardashian West. The film is set during the Armenian Genocide, and bankrolled by the late businessman Kirk Kerkorian who wanted to bring visibility to the systematic extermination to 1.5 million Armenians at the order of the Ottoman empire in 1915 ― a politically fraught subject that Turkey continues to deny happened. "And looking at the amount of conversation.it's undeniable that there's been more focus and attention in the past two weeks than the past hundred years since the atrocity took place". However, with an estimated domestic earning of $471.1 million, it may knock out Star Wars: Episode 1 for the title of the 10th highest grossing movie of all time (adjusted for inflation) domestically.

Meanwhile, Disney's Beauty and the Beast just opened in Japan this weekend where it made $12.8 million and it is expected to bring in over $100 million from Japan alone. While Open Road's "The Promise" did a little better critically with an A- on CinemaScore and a 45 percent RT rating, it only made $4 million from 2,251 screens against a reported $90 million budget. "The Boss Baby" is in second with an estimated $12.5 million and a domestic cume of $136.8 million. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" should hold onto third with $10 million from 3,315 theaters. "Born in China" looks to round out the top five.

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