Looks like nothing can slow down the Fast and the Furious franchise. Furious 7 proved that audiences can't get enough of the films by bringing in a $143.6 million debut. That's 50% higher than the opening weekend box office of the last installment and more than the original film made in its entire 19 week run.
The film, starring Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Michelle Rordriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, also grossed $240.4 million overseas for a global take of $384 million. The film also cracked the top ten biggest opening weekends of all time and is the first film ever to have a $100 million-plus debut in April. Clearly, people's love for the franchise is only growing.
Coming in second place was the animated film Home, starring the voices of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Jim Parsons, which brought in an additional $27.4 million for a total of $95.6 million.
In third place was Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's new comedy Get Hard, which grossed $12.9 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the top five were Disney’s Cinderella and Insurgent, which brought in $4.1 million and $4 million, respectively.
With no major studio releases set for next weekend, Furious 7 has a clear path to build on it's whopping opening weekend.
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