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'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/23/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron, left, and Vin Diesel in "The Fate of the Furious." (Universal Pictures via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron, left, and Vin Diesel in "The Fate of the Furious." (Universal Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" has sped into first place at the box office again.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Rosario Dawson, left, and Katherine Heigl in a scene from, "Unforgettable." (Karen Ballard/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Rosario Dawson, left, and Katherine Heigl in a scene from, "Unforgettable." (Karen Ballard/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Studio estimates Sunday say the eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.7 million over the weekend. The new competition didn't stand a chance against the high-octane film, which had the biggest global debut of all time last weekend.

This image released by Open Road Films shows Oscar Isaac , left, and Charlotte Le Bon in a scene from "The Promise." (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Open Road Films shows Oscar Isaac , left, and Charlotte Le Bon in a scene from "The Promise." (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP)

Disney's animal documentary "Born in China" earned $5.1 million to open in fourth place, behind holdovers "The Boss Baby," with $12.8 million, and "Beauty and the Beast," with $10 million.

This image released by Open Road Films shows Charlotte Le Bon, right, and Christian Bale in a scene from "The Promise." (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Open Road Films shows Charlotte Le Bon, right, and Christian Bale in a scene from "The Promise." (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP)

Two other new movies fared worse.

Warner Bros.' thriller "Unforgettable," starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson, opened at No. 7 with a $4.8 million.

The Armenian genocide drama "The Promise," with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, took ninth place with $4.1 million.

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