I would venture to say that the [Furious 7](movie:264263) franchise is kind of like a superhero franchise. I mean, Vin Diesel's character Dom Toretto can survive a head-on collision like it's nothing. The Rock pretty much looks like a superhero. Michelle Rodriguez is just an all around bad-ass, etc.
Furious is also putting up numbers like a superhero movie, coming in at an incredible $384 million! That is the 9th highest of ALL TIME... which shouldn't be that surprising considering the fact that it was Paul Walker's last performance and it didn't have very fierce competition from other movies.
As you can see from the Box Office Mojo screenshot, the domestic total was $143.6 million. It's $240 million international opening was the third highest ever, only behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The budget for the movie was $250 million, which makes a lot of sense since the stunts in the 7th installment of the franchise topped the already insane stunts from the previous films. Not to mention, the cast is pretty expensive and star-studded. Also, they filmed in Dubai.
Plus, this scene just seems expensive, somehow.
Take a look at how it compares to the other films. After only one week, it's already surpassed 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift. I'm sure it will make it to the top of that list in no time.
If you haven't seen the movie, which I bet you probably have judging by these ridiculous numbers, I'm urging you to get your butt in that theater. It's amazing. I won't spoil anything, but I somehow managed to go through a strange range of emotions throughout the film.
I mean, I was amped, I was riveted, I was confused, I was SAD. Definitely worth the price of admission.
(Via: Box Office Mojo)