“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.
“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.
It’s never goodbye, Paul Walker.
— Anwar Hadi (@IniAnwarHadi) April 5, 2015
PaulWalker deserved a “Perfect Tribute”..And when it comes to a “Perfect Tribute” #Furious7 had excelled in all possible ways..BINGO👏👏
— The Protagonist (@arvinfido) April 5, 2015
Go see Furious 7. Their Paul Walker tribute was better than I ever hoped it would be. Such a perfect and respectful way to say goodbye.
— Goldy (@GoldGloveTV) April 5, 2015
— Marc Norris (@marcnorris) April 5, 2015
That Paul Walker tribute hits deep for real… 💔
— Miguel (@miggoww) April 5, 2015