The eighth edition of the “Fast and the Furious” by Universal Picture is going big guns, and by April 26, 2017, has raked in a cool $913 million worldwide and will surely cross the $1 billion mark. Made on a budget of $240 million, the film had earned $38.6 million in its second week in North America. This adds to the collection in the previous weekend in the domestic scene to $163.5 million, and the final figure could range in between $220 million and $240 million. It could beat "Logan" and become the third-best grossing flick behind “Beauty and Beast.”

Earnings fall in comparison to previous editions

Even though the movie is racing ahead of other flicks, still it is falling short of its predecessors in the domestic market.

However, it is making good its losses by a massive showing in overseas territories and is set to cross $1 billion mark. Collections today dropped by more than 60%, but this decline was also seen when the earlier versions were released.

“Furious 7” earned $ 353 million at the domestic box office during its 11-week run and made $1.5 billion worldwide. As of today, the flick has not been released in Japan. It has become the second highest grossing American film in China which incidentally is the second biggest market in the world.

The “Fast and Furious” series was first released in 2001 and has been able to garner a loyal fan base. The underlying theme of fast cars and latest automobile gizmos was lapped up by auto enthusiasts.

The eighth edition of the series was released on a normal working day while the earlier versions were released on weekends.

Incredible stunts enamor audience

The flick takes off from where it left in the seventh edition and had an abundance of amazing scenes which included a jailbreak sequence and brush with a nuclear submarine.

However what gave goose bumps was an incredible show-opening Cuban race.The crew of the flick must be given credit for pulling out the stunt scene in locations in Cuba the last remnants of the cold war.

Driving the car backward at 100 mph, zigzagging across streets in Havana is an impossible stunt which according to Second unit cinematographer Greg Baldi revealed would not have been possible even a decade ago.

Another problem for the unit was how to fit in the scenes and the surrounding into modern times. Cuba seemed to have been stuck in a 1959 era, and not much is changing. There are vintage cars which are unlikely to be plying anywhere in the world in such large numbers.