The original The Fast and the Furious movie was a surprise hit, bringing in $144 million domestically and $207 million worldwide on a budget of $38 million. However, the franchise seems to have reeled in a lot more than previously anticipated. The latest title in the Fast and Furious series, Furious 7, brought in $143 million domestically on its opening weekend and a further $240 million in foreign markets, further adding to its $383 million total.
The box office takings made the movie the largest opening for any film in April, the largest for the franchise and even the ninth largest film opening in history. However, there is more profit to come, as Box Office Mojo reports.
“That’s without any help from China, Japan and Russia, where it will open in the next few weeks,” Box Office Mojo reported. “So far, Furious 7 has earned $384 million worldwide, and is very likely on track to earn over $1 billion by the end of its run.”
“The movie’s success was driven by minority audiences: 25% of the weekend’s ticket buyers were white, 37% were Hispanic, 24% were African American, and 10% were Asian,” CNN Money stated. “44% of the film’s moviegoers were also under the age of 25.”
There is no doubt that the movie has been extremely successful, but it remains to be seen just how successful it can get by the end of the year. Are you going to the cinema to watch Furious 7?
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