The best ever debut in the Fast and the Furious franchise’s history.
As expected, Furious 7 absolutely dominated this weekend’s box office, smashing records as it raced off with an estimated $143.6 million domestic debut.
Globally, the James Wan-directed sequel — which was devastated by the death of lead actor Paul Walker during a break in production — made an additional $240.4 million for a worldwide total opening weekend of $384 million.
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This makes Furious 7’s stunning debut a franchise-best openingweekend, the biggest April opening ever, the biggest Easter weekend opening ever, the second-largest pre-summer bow in history, and the biggest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. Furious 7 also received an A CinemaScore.
Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:
1. Furious 7 $143.6 million
2. Home $27.4 million
3. Get Hard $12.9 million
4. Cinderella $10.3 million
5. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $10 million
6. It Follows $2.5 million
7. Woman in Gold $2 million
8. Kingsman: The Secret Service $1.7 million
9. Do You Believe? $1.5 million
10. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $1 million