In 17 days, Furious 7 hits $1 bln and more !

In 17 days, the James Wan’s Furious 7 currently has made $273.7 million in the U.S. and another $735.2 million overseas.  “Furious 7” is now the fastest film to hit the $1 billion mark ever topping “The Avengers,” “Avatar” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” which accomplished it in 19.  Overall, the “Fast & Furious” franchise has now grossed a combined $3.392 billion.

“Furious 7” just won’t slow down.  Universal Pictures announced today that the seventh installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise has now earned $1.009 billion in just 17 days.  That’s an amazing accomplishment for a series many thought was dead in the water less than 10 years ago.

In a statement from the studio, Nick Carpou, President, Domestic Distribution noted, “We’re incredibly proud to watch ‘Fast & Furious’ take its place as the only original live-action franchise to reach these kinds of results at the box office.  Our cast, filmmakers and all of our Universal and Fast family deserve credit for working so hard to make ‘Furious 7’ a huge success and we look forward to continuing to watch the film grow over the next few weeks.

Duncan Clark, President, International Distribution, added, “What started as a small film about the street racing sub-culture of East Los Angeles has become a global phenomenon with ‘Furious 7’ shattering records in so many territories around the globe. We’re thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with our colleagues and distribution partners throughout the world, who have made these extraordinary results possible.”

“At Universal we have had franchises with strong results at the box office, including ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Despicable Me’ and the ‘Bourne’ series, and although we take great pride in these accomplishments, what distinguishes ‘Fast and Furious’ is that it is an original live action concept with an entirely diverse cast,” Meyer noted. “It is the only franchise of its kind to reach a total of MORE THAN $3.39 billion and counting.”

Meyer also noted the unique circumstances created by star Paul Walker’s death in late 2013.

“When our friend and colleague Paul Walker tragically passed away in the middle of production, our team, led by Jeff Shell and Donna Langley, and the filmmakers along with the cast and crew did what they do best:  They focused on family first; then talked to the fans; then got to work on making a great film that we can all be proud of,” he said. “We were all saddened and honored to be a part of Paul’s final career performance and to celebrate his defining role in our lives.”

In Egypt, all Furious7’s shows were complete and additional halls are opened to the audiences.

Furious 7 is more-than-once movie to watch!

Moreover, Furious 7 is directed by James Wan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, and Ludacris.

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