The latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise has set a new global debut record after blitzing the opposition in its first week of release in the US.

The Fate of the Furious - aka Fast & Furious 8 -made $532m worldwide, beating the $529m made by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in that film's opening weekend. In the US alone, the film has made almost $100.2m in its first week of release.

And while that opening week figure is a big drop on Furious 7's US opening, which earned over $140m over the same period, it is a figure greater than the total of the rest of the films in the US top ten.

The film received a massive boost from China, where it racked up $135m in just the first two days of release, according to Variety.

The next biggest film behind Furious 8 is the Alec Baldwin-starring The Boss Baby, which has been knocked off the top spot after bringing in $15.5m.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast drops another spot down into third place after taking in $13.6 million, but the film has already passed $1bn mark worldwide.

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Rounding-off the top five are Smurfs: The Lost Village in fourth place, while Going in Style, starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine, came in fifth.

Here is the weekend's US top ten in full, as reported by Box Office Mojo:

1 (-) The Fate of the Furious - $100,181,640

2 (1) The Boss Baby - $15,540,000

3 (2) Beauty and the Beast - $13,634,000

4 (3) Smurfs: The Lost Village - $6,500,000

5 (4) Going In Style - $6,350,000

6 (16) Gifted - $3,000,000

7 (8) Get Out - $2,917,865

8 (6) Power Rangers - $2,850,000

9 (10) The Case For Christ - $2,720,000

10 (7) Kong: Skull Island - $2,670,000