Box Office: ‘Furious 7’ Tops $800 Million Globally in Less Than 2 Weeks

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Furious 7” shot past the $800 million mark globally after less than two weeks in theaters.

Its performance essentially insures that it will become the first film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the first Universal Pictures release in history to top $1 billion.

“Furious 7” easily topped foreign box office charts, picking up $195 million from 22,000 locations across 66 territories. Its international total stands at $548 million through Sunday. Domestically, “Furious 7” earned $60.6 million, besting all comers, and bringing its Stateside total to $252.5 million.

Fans of the series have flocked to theaters to see how the film would handle the death of Paul Walker, who was killed in a 2013 car crash before shootings was completed.

“That’s the emotional current running through the movie, and it’s what’s helping it hold up and play better than any of the other films in the franchise,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

The film’s boffo results propelled the franchise past the $3 billion at the worldwide box office. The “Fast and Furious” series has now generated $3.18 billion through the weekend. The seventh installment now ranks as the highest-grossing one, passing “Fast 6’s” $789 million total to establish a new high-water mark.

“Furious 7” got a big boost from its debut in China, where it opened in first place on Sunday and grossed an estimated $68.6 million. That is the highest-grossing one-day result ever for the People’s Republic.

In Russia, “Furious 7” also debuted in first place, picking up $15 million. It also debuted to $1.9 million in Poland. “Furious 7” has one major market left to open, Japan on April 17.

In second place, Chinese action adventure “Wolf Warriors” generated $18 million in receipts, while third place finisher “Home” added $15.2 million to its $242.2 million global haul.

Rounding out the top five, “Cinderella” captured $12.6 million to push its worldwide total to $436.8 million, and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” picked up $9 million, bringing its total to $392 million.

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  1. Mike says:

    Wow, people like big dumb movies only to later gripe about the lack of originality in today’s movies and studios love cashing in on an actor’s death. Imagine that.

    • Adam says:

      That’s because no one truly knew how good of a guy he really was until his death. I myself am pretty affected by his loss and I only learned about him through the death. It’s obvious to me that the media doesn’t cover things like the charity organizations he ran/was apart of or how down-to-earth he was. He loved acting and wasn’t a Hollywood douche bag about it. I doubt you’ll be able to find something bad about him. He said himself he loved acting but his true passion was in charity and helping others. You cannot help but respect that about the guy. If you haven’t already, I insist you watch the movie before you criticize it. I thought it was the best in the serious, and the way they ended it was truly beautiful.

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow, dead people really do bring in the bucks. I hope this strategy doesn’t catch on.

  3. Lisa says:

    ‘Its performance essentially insures that it will become the first film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the first Universal Pictures release in history to top $1 billion.’ Isn’t supposed to read ‘ensures’ not ‘insures’??? Sheesh.

  4. shar07 says:

    Actually, it is in 3D in China and all of Asia. 46 Countries is playing FF7 in 3D.

  5. occultology says:

    Every dollar earned at the box office is a statement of LOVE to Paul Walker.

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