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Fast and Furious 7 Crosses The $1 Billion Milestone
Furious 7 has been breaking records ever since its premiere. Universal’s Fast and Furious 7 crosses 1 billion milestone, becoming the studios first ever to gross this much.
Furious 7 has grossed $273.7 million in North America in 15 days and $735.2 million globally in just 17 days making it the first movie to reach the 1 billion goal in that time frame.
Furious 7 puts Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Avatar and The Avengers behind it, these movies crossed 1 billion in 19 days.
Furios 7’s Duncan Clark said that they started the franchise with a single perspective of street racing in East L.A and today it has become an international phenomenon.
“What started as a small film about the street racing sub-culture of East Los Angeles has become a global phenomenon with Furious 7 shattering records in so many territories around the globe. We’re thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with our colleagues and distribution partners throughout the world, who have made these extraordinary results possible.”
President of domestic distribution, Nick Carpou added that fast and Furious is the only franchise that has reached the landmark in the live-action genre.
“We’re incredibly proud to watch Fast & Furious take its place as the only original live-action franchise to reach these kinds of results at the box office. Our cast, filmmakers and all of our Universal and Fast family deserve credit for working so hard to make Furious 7 a huge success, and we look forward to continuing to watch the film grow over the next few weeks.”
All seven installments together have brought $3.392 billion to the franchise. Director James Wan did a tremendous job with the latest installment especially the fighting sequences were shot brilliantly.
Furious 7 stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster.