Since 2001, “The Fast & the Furious” has evolved from a B-movie about street racing in Los Angeles into one of Hollywood’s biggest global franchises, complete with parachuting cars and Arctic submarine chases.
Now, after seven movies and $3.9 billion in global box office sales, Universal Pictures’ “The Fate of the Furious” is poised to become another blockbuster. The only question is how big it will be, with some bullish analysts predicting it could hit the $400-million global box office milestone in its initial weekend, thanks to high fan anticipation and an ambitious international roll-out.
Here’s what to expect from the Easter weekend box office:
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