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'Furious 7': One Billion in Global Box Office Earnings Set Record

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By    |   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 08:25 AM

"Furious 7" reached $1 billion in global earnings over the weekend as the action thriller starring the late Paul Walker along with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson continued to blow past its competition at the box office.

"Furious 7" pulled in $29.1 million over the weekend domestically, giving the motion picture a worldwide total of $1.15 billion for the past three weeks, according to The New York Times. Second place "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," made $24 million in its first week, but Sony likely isn't pleased, noted the Times.

"The sequel cost a modest $30 million to make – but this series probably stops here," wrote Brooks Barnes of the Times. "Sequels are expected to improve on the results of the preceding film, and initial sales for 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' were 30 percent lower than the three-day opening total for the first installment in 2009, after adjusting for inflation."

Vanity Fair noted that the "Furious 7" reached the $1 billion mark in 17 days, a new Hollywood record.

"That coup let the film just squeak past the previous box office record jointly held by 'The Avengers,' 'Avatar,' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' which all crossed the billion-dollar mark in 19 days," wrote Melissa Locker of Vanity Fair. "It's an impressive feat, but it should come as no surprise that a film all about speed has raced to the top of the box office and into the record books."

Variety reported that the "Furious 7" is only the 20th film to reach the $1 billion worldwide gross mark, the last being "Transformers: Age of Extinction" by Paramount in 2014.

"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," Nick Carpou, Universal's head of domestic distribution told Variety. "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."

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