Despite having only opened last weekend, it seems the world just cannot get enough of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 7, as the film continues to break box-office records across the globe.
In less than a week, Furious 7 has now speeded past $500 million mark at the worldwide box office and will be the year’s biggest release so far by the weekend.
The final film to star the late Paul Walker reached a new milestone on Wednesday as its domestic take increased to over $183 million, as well as a staggering $343 million internationally, lifting it to over $526 million. It is now catching up to Universal’s other smash-hit of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey, which stands at over $566 million worldwide.
The film will again be in number position in its second weekend, with the Nicholas Sparks’ adaptation The Longest Ride only set to open around $12 million domestically. It could well stay atop the US and UK box office over the next few weeks before the arrival of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.