Frozen just got iced out. Furious 7 continues to break box office records and, as of this weekend, has made even more in ticket sales than the hugely successful Disney flick — in just weeks! The action movie topped the box office totals for the fourth straight week, making about $18.26 million this past weekend.[contentblock id=1 img=adsense.png]
Since it debuted at the beginning of the month, Furious 7 has brought in $320.536 million at the domestic box office. Dominating abroad, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise made an additional $1 billion in foreign sales. The celebrated movie has now made more than $1.32 billion worldwide. This stunning total makes Furious 7 the fifth-highest grossing movie of all time. With this weekend’s haul it edged out Disney’s Frozen, bumping the animated favorite to sixth place.[contentblock id=2 img=adsense.png]
The racing movie could still climb in the rankings as it sits just $20 million below the fourth most financially successful film, 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The Avengers holds the No. 3 spot with a 2012 total of $1.518 billion, while 1997’s Titanic comes in second with an epic international gross of $2.186 billion. Finally, atop the list is the worldwide success Avatar, which made $2.787 billion in 2009. Starring the late Paul Walker, Furious 7 has seen huge success in the four short weeks it’s been in theaters.[contentblock id=3 img=adsense.png]
The film has been buoyed by fans’ interest in seeing Walker’s final contribution to the series, which he first appeared in with 2001’s The Fast and Furious. Also starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson, among others, Furious 7 also had the highest-grossing debut in the history of Universal Pictures. The film studio announced plans last week for Furious 8, scheduled to hit theaters on April 14, 2017.