Everyone at Universal is likely popping a few bottles of champagne, and celebrating the strong performance of Fate of the Furious at the box office the past couple weekends. No, it may not have done anywhere near as well as Furious 7, but when all said and done, no one could have expected it to do as well, given the circumstances surrounding that particular film.
With Fate of the Furious currently at just north of $900 million, it’s pretty much guaranteed to hit $1 billion this week at some point, which is a huge success by any measurement. Even when you take into account the massive $250 million budget, the cost in print and advertising, and the cut for theater chains, the movie will be making plenty of cash for studio.
Actor Dwayne Johnson, social media master, and one of the hardest workers in Hollywood took to Twitter to celebrate the film’s success, and to tease a fight audiences still want to see.
When all said and done, Fate of the Furious is a movie that, while stupid and ridiculous, pretty much lived up to the promise it made with fans with those trailers. However, if there is one minor letdown with the film, it’s that we never got to see Hobbs and Shaw actually go fisticuffs. After all that talk, the duo worked together and then enjoyed a beer and barbecue on some roof. It was satisfying, sure, but we still wanted to see that fight.
And who knows? With news about a Hobbs and Shaw-focused spinoff reportedly in the works, perhaps Johnson is teasing that a fight between these giant ego is something fans can expect down the line. Be it in the Hobbs and Shaw show, or Furious 9, fans are going to want to see these two clash at some point. You can rest assured we’ll all be bringing the popcorn.
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