Just over a week after release, Universal’s “Furious 7” has already past the $800 million mark at the worldwide box-office. This essentially guarantees that the film will become the first in the series, and the first Universal film, to top the $1 billion mark.
It also has already surpassed the $789 million total worldwide gross of the previous film in the series, “Fast & Furious 6”. Domestically, “Furious 7” earned a further $60.6 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total up to $252.5 million.
The film got a boost internationally thanks to the $68.6 million opening in China where it also scored the highest-grossing one-day result ever in the country. It also opened to a solid $15 million in Russia.
The only major wide opener this weekend in the U.S., the film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel “The Longest Ride,” came in third with $13.5 million which is about on par with other films based on his works like “The Notebook” and “Nights in Rodanthe”.
The animated Dreamworks title “Home,” retained second place with a further $19 million bringing its domestic total up to $129.6 million. In limited release, the sci-fi drama “Ex Machina” opened to a superb $62,500 on four screens, whilst Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River” bombed with a total of $17,000 altogether from three screens.