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Fast & Furious 8 Revs Up SGD$6.1 million in Singapore Box Office

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.

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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.

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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.

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