Universal Pictures has never seen any of its movies cross the $1 billion mark at the box office in its 103 year history…until now.
For, the latest addition of the ‘Fast & Furious‘ family, ‘Furious 7′, has done just that this week, pulling in that amount in just 17 days.
‘7’ is now the 20th movie to generate $1 billion at the box office after sweeping in $265.35 million in domestic ticket sales and $735.2 million internationally, joining the likes of ‘Avatar‘ and ‘The Titanic’ to enjoy such groundbreaking success.
NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer shared:
At Universal we have had franchises with strong results at the box office, including JURASSIC PARK, DESPICABLE ME and the BOURNE series, and although we take great pride in these accomplishments, what distinguishes FAST & FURIOUS is that it is an original live action concept with an entirely diverse cast.
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.