Fast and Furious 7 made its theatre debut on April 3. The popular franchise bought in a whopping $143.6 million dollars at the box office on opening weekend.
According to theguardian.com this the film has the biggest April opening ever.
Fast and Furious 7 also made $240.4 million overseas which brings the grand total of ticket sales to $384 million, making the film the ninth biggest US launch of all time and the fourth biggest worldwide launch to date.
The fast paced action movie has been receiving great reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an overall 83 %. According to USA Today, the film has a 90% positive response from its audiences.
New Yorker’s Richard Brody stated, “The director, James Wan, sends cars repeatedly airborne and seems himself to marvel at the results; the movie’s real subject is the stunt work, but its stars’ authentic chemistry lends melody to its relentless beat.” Other reviews of the movie include NPRs Mark Jenkins who states that the movie is, “As zippy, playful and amiably preposterous as the best of the previous models,” and Chicago Sun –Times writer Richard Roeper. “”Furious 7″ could have come across as ghoulish, but it’s not until the very end that we’re reminded of Walker’s fate, and the filmmakers handle it with taste and respect.”
The Fast and Furious franchise is rumored to install an eighth film, given the success of the seventh. In 2014 Universal stated that they plan to make 3 more installments of Fast and Furious, but it is uncertain whether it still holds to be true. Since Paul Walker’s death, there will have to be a new direction for the story line.
MTV.com states that there is no title or release date for the film, as of yet.
Fast and Furious is still in theatres.