A $100.2 Million Opening for ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Sets Career Record for Director F. Gary Gray
ABC News reported this morning (April 17) that the eighth film in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise garnered the aforementioned amount in theaters across the United States since its opening Friday (April 14). That number sets the record for opening-weekend earnings by a film with a Black director. As Deadline notes, the $100.2 million surpasses the previous record-holder, the Gray-directed 2015 N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” by $40 million.
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