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Fast & Furious 7 rockets past $800 million world-wide and dominates US box office

Fast & Furious 7

Story by Jack Foley

FAST & Furious 7 has sped to a whopping $800.5 million world-wide in just 10 days of release, dominating just about every market it’s opened in.

The film, which marks the final outing of late leading man Paul Walker, has already taken more in its early release period than the whole cinematic run of Fast & Furious 6.

In the US, the film earned $60.6 million to end the weekend with a 10-day total of $252.2 million, eclipsing the $239 earned by Fast and Furious 6 during its entire run. While internationally, it will pull ahead of Fast 6‘s $550 million on Monday.

And the records keep on coming. Fast & Furious 7 is No. 1 in every territory it is playing and enjoyed a Chinese debut on Sunday that saw it the biggest single-day gross in history for the world’s second-largest movie-going market ($68.8 million). If it continues to perform as well, Fast 7 could beat the previous record-breaking $301 million earned by Transformers: Age of Extinction in summer 2014.

Thanks to Fast 7, the series has also now earned over $3 billion globally for Universal – or $3.18 billion to be exact.

And in the UK alone, the seventh film has now made $39.1 million.

Back in the US, Fast 7‘s continued domination left the rest of the field to fight for box office scraps.

DreamWorks Animation’s family film Home placed second with $19 million, while romantic drama The Longest Ride entered the charts in third with a muted $13.5 million.

The multi-generational romancer stars up-and-coming actors Scott Eastwood (the son of screen legend Clint Eastwood, in his first leading role) and Britt Robertson. It is also the 11th movie to be adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard ($8.6 million) and Disney’s live-action Cinderella ($7.2 million) rounded out the top five.

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