Furious 7 has made $384 million (£257 million) at the global box office in its opening weekend, making it the highest opening weekend earner in the entire series and the fourth highest opening of all time globally. The 14 year old movie franchise made $190 million (£127 million) at the US box office, debuting $3.4 million first Middle East super car Lykan HyperSport. Other noteworthy cars include Dodge Challenger R/T, Aston Martin DB 9, Bugatti Veyron, Armored Jeep Wrangler and Plymouth Road Runner.
The car racing enthusiast’s favorite movie, the Furious 7 has been a major hit for Universal Picture chairman, Donna Langley and her team after the previous blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, which made $400 million worldwide.
The desire to see Paul Walker performing in Fast and Furious and how the movie makers have changed the story line following his death, has contributed greatly to the success of this movie.
The movie when released in the Chinese market will make this the highest earning movie of all time doing a business in billion dollars overseas.
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