In barely 5 days of opening, Universal studios highly anticipated movie, Furious 7, has raked in a staggering $384 million.
Without China release- which is scheduled for Sunday, April 12, 2015- Universal Studios $190million movie, Furious 7, has garnered $240.4 million internationally and $143.6 million at the North American box office!
Rivaling the staying power of Hollywood's most iconic franchises, the seventh installment of the popular Fast and Furious raced to a $143.6 million debut at the North American box office and $240.4 million overseas for a massive worldwide launch of $384 million.
According to THR report, the $190 million movie broke numerous records, delivering a series best and the biggest launch for any movie domestically since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November 2013. Globally, it is the fourth-highest opening of all time behind the final Harry Potter film ($483.2 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394.4 million) and The Avengers ($392.5 million).
And its foreign gross of $240.4 million from 63 markets makes it the No. 3 international opening of all time and the biggest start for a Universal title, even without China, where it rolls out April 12. Furious 7 came in No. 1 in every territory, led by the U.K. ($19 million), Germany ($15.2 million), France ($11.4 million) and Australia ($11.2 million).
Currently, Furious 7 boasts the widest release in Universal's history, playing in 4,004 theaters domestically and on more than 10,500 screens overseas (in addition to China, it has yet to open in Russia and Japan).
According to reports, Universal is planning three more installments in the franchise but hasn't announced any details, including whether Wan will return to direct.