Fast and Furious 7 has grossed $67.3M on its Friday Weekend opening for a $150m debut domestically. Furious 7 is up for the widest release of all time, it opened in 4,003 theaters domestically and more than 10,500 cinemas around the globe except Russia, Japan and China.
The movie has already earned around $120.6 million worldwide and it will be the last movie featuring late Paul Walker. Furious 7 was initially set for a July 2014 release but due to Walkers death in a car crash during Thanksgiving break caused the movie to postpone its release.
James Wan (director), Chris Morgan (writer) and Universal Studios had to rewrite the screenplay and find alternatives because of the mishap. Caleb and Cody, Walker’s brother had to step in to play stand-ins, and voice effects and CGI were used to edit few of the scenes featuring Brian O’Conner.
Furious 7 features Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker (late). Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Jordanna Brewster are reprising their roles in the current installment.
Fast and Furious is that one franchise that has kept its standard and given increased ratings each year. Furious 7 has broken records of all previous record-holding movies such as ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Insurgent’, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’.