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“Furious 7” has come out victorious in its box office race. The latest film from the “Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $143.6 million at North American theaters its opening weekend and took home $240.4 million internationally, garnering $384 million in total.

Not only do those numbers make “Furious 7” the clear winner of the weekend — it beat out “Home” and “Get Hard” — but they also have earned the film the fourth-highest global opening of all time and the ninth-biggest opening weekend domestically.

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“Furious 7” — which is the first film in the franchise to break $100 million in its first weekend — can undoubtedly look to the late Paul Walker as one of the reasons the film broke a handful of records. 

The film is the last one in the franchise to feature Walker, who died in a car accident Nov. 30, 2013. “Furious 7” features footage of Walker that he filmed prior to his death, as well as a tribute to the actor that touched a lot of fans.

Posted by:Casey Rackham