Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Why Vin Diesel Turns Evil in Fate of the Furious (Spoilers)

Why Vin Diesel Turns Evil in Fate of the Furious (Spoilers)

China, where it is already breaking records, could bring in $200 million alone.

Also opening Friday is "The Outcasts".

The film earned 8.5 crores from the paid previews on Thursday and that itself was a great indicator of the performance of the film at the Indian box office.

The producers Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt are left fighting a valiant but ineffectual battle to wangle theaters and screens from the "Furious" Hollywood franchise. Sources estimate that the film carries a $250 million budget.

Apart from the ensemble cast of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren, Academy Award victor Charlize Theron feature as a fierce villain named Cipher, who has the technology to hack into the world's computerized cars in this 8th installment of action franchise film.

Written by Chris Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson, The Fate of the Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray, who has previously helmed movies like Straight Outta Compton, Law Abiding Citizen and The Italian Job. The story follows a villainous super hacker (Theron) who turns Diesel's character against his crew.

The clip, titled Fast and Furious 8: Dom Drives For Uber, expertly parodies the films clenched-teeth, edge-of-your-seat action, mixed with all the typically humdrum realities of driving strangers around town. Furious 7 was far and away the biggest earner and the only installment to cross $1 billion on its way to finishing its worldwide run with $1.516 billion. As of Friday morning, the movie is playing in more than 4,310 theaters, the widest release in history for a non-summer title.

April 15, 6:45 a.m.: Updated with revised domestic estimates.

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