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April 5, 2015
 

Surprise: ‘Furious 7’ Is a Hit

Just kidding.  It’s no surprise that the Fast and Furious franchise is an absolute juggernaut at the box office.  Furious 7 killed it this weekend at the box office, earning an impressive $143.6 million.  This ranks as the ninth-best opening weekends of all-time.  It’s an extremely impressive feat for a movie franchise not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Furious 7 added another $240 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $384 million.  Insane numbers. but not unexpected.  It set all types of records, from franchise to pre-summer records, but may see a slight drop in the next weekend.  We shall see.  All I know is these numbers are bigger than films in the Marvel Universe that wasn’t The Avengers, so it’s extremely impressive.  Fast and Furious 6 set the previous franchise high with a $97,375,245 million.

The other box office films are uninteresting, other than It Follows, which finished number six with $2.5 million.  But nobody cares about these movies anymore.  Here’s a rundown of the previous Fast and Furious opening weekends.

Fast and Furious 6– $97,375,245 million.

Fast Five– $86,198,765 million

Fast and Furious– $70,950,500 million

2 Fast 2 Furious– $50,472,480 million

The Fast and Furious– $40,089,015 million

The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift– $23,973,840 million

 

Here’s this weekends top-ten via ign.com:

1. Furious 7 $143.6 million

2. Home $27.4 million

3. Get Hard $12.9 million

4. Cinderella $10.3 million

5. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $10 million

6. It Follows $2.5 million

7. Woman in Gold $2 million

8. Kingsman: The Secret Service $1.7 million

9. Do You Believe? $1.5 million

10. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $1 million



About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe

A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a “real” job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.





 
 

 

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