Dom vs his family? Hobbs vs Deckard? Cars vs a submarine?
The global phenomenon that is Fast & Furious 8, also known as The Fate Of The Furious in the US, has zoomed ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the box office, and is on track to cross the US$1 billion box office mark sometime this week.
The film, the seventh sequel in the franchise and the first one made after the death of series star Paul Walker, took in an estimated US$532.5m worldwide in its opening weekend, besting the only other two films that have broken the US$500 million barrier – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (US$529 million) and Jurassic World (US$525.5 million).
The film crossed US$908.4 million in its second weekend and there is already talk that stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have been tapped to star in a spin-off series for the franchise, which is slated to end with two more films.
Locally, the film topped the Singapore box office for two consecutive weeks, hitting SGD$3,970,356 across 124 screens for its first weekend, surpassing the 4-Day opening box office of its six prequels and following closely behind the seventh instalment.
The total came to SGD$6.1 million by the second weekend, making it the fastest film to hit SG$6 million for 2017.