Box Office Report: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Continues Its Reign

Fate of the Furious Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel
Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in ‘The Fate of the Furious’ (Photo © 2016 Universal Pictures)
It appears moviegoers forgot/avoided the weekend’s new releases. With the exception of Disneynature’s latest animal film, Born in China, the new theatrical releases were pretty much ignored, allowing The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast to retain their hold on first, second, and third places. Warner Bros. Pictures’ new dramatic thriller Unforgettable was actually very forgettable, according to both critics and audiences. Rotten Tomatoes has Unforgettable starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson sitting at just 25% fresh while those who did purchase a ticket gave it a C.

Despite having Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in lead roles, the romantic drama The Promise played to a lot of empty seats over its first three days in theaters. Critics liked it slightly better than Unforgettable (its RT score is 45%), yet the $90 million film could only muster $4 million during its opening weekend.

Box Office Top 10: April 21-23, 2017

  1. The Fate of the Furious – $38,682,095
  2. The Boss Baby – $12,750,000
  3. Beauty and the Beast – $9,973,000
  4. Born in China – $5,147,000
  5. Going in Style – $5,005,000
  6. Smurfs: The Lost Village – $4,850,000
  7. Unforgettable – $4,805,000
  8. Gifted – $4,500,000
  9. The Promise – $4,064,860
  10. The Lost City of Z – $2,147,379