Although not particularly surprising, this weekend’s box office was again dominated by the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.
According to Box Office Mojo, Furious 7 took in an estimated $60,6 million at the box office, bringing its domestic gross to $252, 522,000. Although that means it saw about a 58% attendance drop compared to last week, that figure is deemed relatively small by box office analysts at Variety, given the size of the movie and the amount of theaters which are screening the film (which totals at over 4,000). Given this film’s performance this weekend, it’s on track to become the highest grossing film in the entire Fast and Furious franchise, which began back in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious.
By opening in early April, Fast and Furious has effectively separated itself from other similar box office blockbuster fare. It will continue its theatrical run side-by-side with the next big tentpole movie to hit theaters, which will be Marvel Studios’ sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. By having nearly a month for a head start, Furious 7 reaped many of the best benefits from opening early, and it doesn’t appear as if the somewhat unconventional opening period has hindered it very much. Last year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier also benefited from opening in the same spot of the month.
Perhaps even more surprising than its domestic performance, though, is its international performance. Furious 7 has managed to gross over $800 million worldwide in less than two weeks in theaters, making a worldwide gross of over $1 billion extremely likely by the time the film’s theatrical run has concluded. Not bad for a 14-year old franchise that’s seven movies deep.
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