After breaking records in India for biggest Hollywood opening, Fast and Furious 7 has now become the biggest opener of 2015
The much awaited Furious 7 action-thriller has raced to the top of the domestic box office in the US, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. Now the film stands at $384 million as far as the worldwide collections are concerned. Blowing away the record of $95 million by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the film stands as the highest-grossing opening for any of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Furious 7 also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history, reports a portal. Much as The Dark Knight turned into a memorial for Heath Ledger, audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles.
Walker died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40, and his work on the film was completed using digital technology and a series of stand-ins. “This is a bittersweet installment in the franchise (Walker’s) passing made this movie more intriguing for people who hadn’t seen some of the installments. It raised awareness and its success is a tribute to him,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.
The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Indian actor Ali Fazal.
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