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Box office: 'Furious 7' stays No. 1 hitting $1.15 Billion Worldwide


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"Furious 7″ is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide haul of $1.15 billion.

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The fast cars follow-up topped foreign charts last weekend, remaining the No. 1 film in the world for the third week in a row. Internationally, "Furious 7″ made $167.9 million across 67 territories.

It is Universal's highest-grossing film worldwide.

"Furious 7″ opened in its final foreign territory, putting up $6 million in Japan. The big story, however, is China, where "Furious 7″ has made $250.5 million in its first eight days of release. It ranks as the second highest-grossing American film to hit the People's Republic, behind only "Transformers: Age of Extinction's" $320 million haul. Of course, the "Transformers" sequel benefited from filming extensively in China, an advantage "Furious 7″ did not enjoy.

"It's still a humbling experience," said Nicholas Carpou, Universal's head of domestic distribution. "The movie continues to surprise."

Directed by James Wan, the film cost Universal Pictures about $190 million to make. It takes the ensemble (including Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez) from London to Los Angeles, Tokyo, the Dominican Republic and Abu Dhabi.

After the death of Walker midway through production, the studio completed Walker's remaining scenes using computer effects and Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody as stand-ins. The result: positive reviews that, coupled with a strong franchise fan base, have fueled moviegoers to see the film more than once.

"When you have a satisfying movie, there's a great opportunity to revisit it and also an opportunity for a broader fan base to discover it," Carpou said. "I think people see it multiple times with different sets of friends so they can share the experience. When movies can do that, it propels them into another orbit."

The film received an A grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore. Critics were almost as warm, giving the film a solid 82% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


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