The experts predicted this film would bring in a lot of money during its opening weekend, but no one was predicting over $140 million.
$115 million was the number everyone agreed on before the release, and Universal’s Furious 7 raced past that number with ease. After scoring big with an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the seventh film in the franchise took home $143.6 million during its opening weekend.
And as you can imagine, there were several records shattered during the process. It is now the biggest April opening in history, and the first April film to go over the $100 million mark. It’s also the most successful opening (so far) this year, and the largest opening of all the films in the Fast & Furious franchise.
But wait, there’s more! It’s the highest debut since the second Hunger Games film was released back in 2013.
Universal Pictures’ president of domestic distribution told Deadline the following…
“Originally, we planned to release the picture last July, but that wasn’t going to happen, so we thought of April because opening on Good Friday has proven historically to be a very good thing to do.”
Would you like more numbers? Of course you would! Furious 7 earned $240.4 million overseas, which brings its worldwide total up to $384 million.
I don’t think ‘success’ is the right word for this film…