Furious 7, the latest Fast and Furious installment, Cruised to 143.6 million in the box office this weekend leaving it’s competitors in the dust.
Furious domestic totals were good enough to snatch the 9th highest domestic opening all time which is pretty impressive, however it’s 384 million global makes it the 4th biggest opening ever, just behind The Avengers, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows 2!
Not bad considering Fast and Furious debuted in theatres 14 years ago.
Most franchises do not make it over ten years, many franchises will get rebooted after a few installments to keep them fresh. Not Fast and Furious, by cycling old cast members in and out, and adding new stars throughout the series, Furious has actually picked up momentum.
To point, Furious 7’s domestic opening already blew by the totals of Tokyo Drift ($62.5 million) and 2 Fast 2 Furious ($127.1 million), and it’s in the rearview of the first movie’s $144.5 million and part four’s $155 million.
Dreamworks feature Home was sucking Furious 7’s exhaust, gasping to second after a weekend at the top with $27.4 million (down 47% from its opening) for a $95.6 million 10-day total.
Funnymen Will Ferrel and Kevin Hart buddy film, Get Hard went limp, in third place with $12.9 million for a drop of 62% from its opening last weekend.