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Director F. Gary Gray Earns The Highest-Grossing Global Opening For An African-American For ‘Furious 8’

04/17/2017 at 4:52 | Posted by djkaoss
Photo Credit: (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Universal Pictures UK & Eire)

Posted by: DJ Kaoss

F. Gary Gray became the highest-grossing African-American director of a single film in domestic sales when Straight Outta Compton brought in $161.2 million in 2015, he destroyed that mark when The Fate of the Furious earned an estimated a $532.5 million box office opening around the world.

That total is also the largest global opening for any movie in history, passing Star Wars: The Force Awakens which made $529 million two years ago.