'The Fast And The Furious' Franchise Will End After Two Sequels

Meanwhile, "The Fate Of The Furious" is on track to shatter the opening-weekend box office record set by 'The Force Awakens' in 2015.

A scence in the movie: The Fate of the Furious.

What started off as the butt of automotive jokes has become a worldwide phenomenon, with the eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, coming out of the gate with an estimated $532.5-million worldwide opening weekend. According to the figures released by BollywoodHungama.com, Begum Jaan earned Rs 3.94 Cr on the opening day while Fast and Furious 8 cashed in Rs 6.29 Cr. The latter has a record of $147 Million in the domestic debut, $40 Million bigger than the latest movie.

The F. Gary Gray (of Straight Outta Compton fame) directed action film earned $190 million this weekend in China making it the largest opening in the nation's history.

The movie - known as Fast & Furious 8 outside of the United States - earned an estimated $432 million overseas, breaking the $316.7 million record previously set by 2015's Jurassic World. - Reuters picIn Cambodia, it held the records for highest opening day as well as the all-time highest-opening weekend for a movie in the country.

The funds were raised by fans of Paul Walker and the movie franchise as well as donations from United Cinemas Australia over the Easter weekend at Drive4Paul vehicle cruises, Show4Paul auto shows and movie premieres of Fast and Furious 8 at United Cinemas. However, as the Variety's report suggested, after the "Fate of the Furious" installment, it is good for the series to eye the exit ramp.

"This is an astonishing feat for a decade and a half old franchise that launched as a marginalized vehicle culture movie with no stars and no imaginings of a long-term franchise future", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore (SCOR).

Latest developments have confirmed that Fast and Furious 9 is already being planned for 2019 and a 10th instalment is set for a 2021 release.

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