The film, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and the late Paul Walker, was already slated to knock off ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s” previous record-holding $95 million opening, which was set last year on the same weekend. Now it appears the early estimates were considerably off after a $67.3 million Friday haul.
‘Furious 7’ will easily surpass the $97.3 million debut of ‘Fast and Furious 6,’ which is the series’ highest overall grosser with $238 million.
It will now knock off ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ as the 9th highest debut of all time.
Internationally, the news is just as stellar as the film should bring in $250 million worldwide by the end of the weekend. ‘Furious 6’ earned $788 million worldwide and that seems likely to become No. 2 within a matter of weeks.
How soon do you think Universal Studios will want Diesel and company to start cranking out ‘Furious 8?’