Box Office: Furious 7 Pulls In $1 Billion Worldwide, Fastest Ever
Universal Pictures has never had a $1 billion film in its 103 year history until now. Furious 7 pulled in that amount in 17 days, the fastest ever, and the 20th movie ever to do so.
Other billion dollar hits like The Avengers, Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 reached that milestone in 19 days.
The biggest movie of 2015 (so far) grossed $265.35 million in domestic and $735.2 million in international ticket sales.
Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, wrote:
“On behalf of all of us, I am incredibly proud of the motion picture team at Universal, the cast and filmmakers of the FAST & FURIOUS for all they have done to take our original idea and evolve it into a huge, global, blockbuster franchise. When our friend and colleague Paul Walker tragically passed away in the middle of production, our team, led by Jeff Shell and Donna Langley, and the filmmakers along with the cast and crew did what they do best: They focused on family first; then talked to the fans; then got to work on making a great film that we can all be proud of. We were all saddened and honored to be a part of Paul’s final career performance and to celebrate his defining role in our lives.”