'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

"The Fate of the Furious", Universal's latest film, unsurprisingly held the top spot for the second week in a row, adding an estimated 38.7 million USA dollars to its total in North America. The film, the eighth in the Fast and the Furious franchise is expected to remain in the number one spot in its second weekend. That means the worldwide total for The Fate of the Furious is already up to $908.4 million, and it will cross the $1 billion mark this week.

Disney's latest animal documentary "Born in China", a co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai Media Group, is making $5.1 million from 1,508 theaters. The movie has now grossed approximately $160 million domestically and has since opened in more theaters nationwide.

Holding onto the No. 2 spot for the second week in a row is "The Boss Baby" with an estimated $12.7 million. Combined with the North American gross of 5.147 million, the film has earned 14.6 million US dollars to date globally. Combined with the $9.4 million it earned in China past year, the John Krasinski-narrated, China-set nature documentary is set to take in an estimated $14.6 million worldwide. The Warner Bros. comedy, starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as aging bank robbers, had weekend sales of $5 million.

About the cute pandas and snow leopards from the wilderness of the world's second-largest box-office market, the flick was a favorite with moviegoers who gave it an A-minus CinemaScore.

But slipping domestic earnings (and lower USA grosses than "Furious 7", which pulled over $250 million in its first two weekends versus "Fate's" current sum of $163.6 million) are majorly overshadowed by the movie's global appeal.

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Both major releases in the last weekend of May will rely on star power.

Cinelou's "Phoenix Forgotten" opened at 1,592 theaters to an estimated $2 million this weekend.

While Unforgettable's financial exposure is limited, the same can't be said for director Terry George's Armenian genocide drama The Promise, starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

James Gray's The Lost City of Z enjoyed success in limited release last weekend, but only just made the top ten with an expansion to just over 600 locations. And given the film's A- score on CinemaScore, it seems to have succeeded in doing so.

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