This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in  The Fate of the Furious.  It had a spectacular opening weekend at the
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in The Fate of the Furious. It had a spectacular opening weekend at the box office. AP PHOTO / UNIVERSAL PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" is on the path to becoming the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Jurassic World."

Universal Pictures on Sunday estimated that "The Fate of the Furious" would earn a record $532.5 million worldwide over the holiday weekend, thanks to a particularly robust showing in 63 territories, including China.

If the figures hold, it will just inch past the previous record holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which launched to $529 million in December of 2015 without China.

The film broke the record for biggest international weekend ever, with $432.3 million. The previous record holder was "Jurassic World" with $316.7 million.

"There is no market that hasn't had a strong reception," said Duncan Clark, Universal's president of international distribution. "Whatever culture, whatever language, whatever country, we seem to have found a home."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Fate of the Furious," $100.2 million ($432.3 million international).

2. "The Boss Baby," $15.5 million ($36.8 million international).

3. "Beauty and the Beast," $13.6 million ($22 million international).

4. "Smurfs: The Lost Village," $6.


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5 million ($16.4 million international).

5. "Going in Style," $6.4 million ($4.3 million international).

6. "Gifted," $3 million.

7. "Get Out," $2.9 million ($1 million international).

8. "Power Rangers," $2.9 million ($2.7 million international).

9. "The Case for Christ," $2.7 million.

10. "Kong: Skull Island," $2.7 million ($3.8 million international).