In a little over two weeks, Furious 7 ticket sales collection has managed to cross $1.08 billion (Rs 6,755 crores or Euro 999 million) mark. In India, this movie has become the first-ever Hollywood movie to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, and that too in just 8 days of premiere.
Starring Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, the late Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner and a newcomer – Jason Stathom as Deckard Shaw; Furious 7 is the first Universal Studios movie which has managed to cross the the $1 billion mark.
For reference – The movie which was highest grossing film at Universal Studios, a 103 year old film production company, before Furious 7, was E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. This Steven Spielberg movie was released in 1982, and collected $435 million (Rs 2,720 crores) in ticket sales.
The $1 billion mark had only been broken by 19 movies, and Furious 7 is the 20th movie to breach that mark (and that too in record 17 days!). The other movies in this list includes –
Avatar at $2.78 billion,
Titanic at $2.18 billion,
The Avengers at $1.51 billion,
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $1.34 billion,
Frozen at $1.27 billion,
Iron Man 3 at $1.21 billion,
Transformers: Dark of the Moon at $1.12 billion,
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at $1.11 billion,
Skyfall at $1.10 billion,
Transformers: Age of Extinction at $1.09 billion,
The Dark Knight Rises at $1.08 billion,
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest at $1.06 billion,
Toy Story 3 at $1.06 billion,
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at $1.04 billion,
Jurassic Park at $1.02 billion,
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace at $1.02 billion,
Alice in Wonderland at $1.02 billion,
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at $1.01 billion,
Furious 7 at $1.008 billion (only film in the list which is currently playing); and
The Dark Knight at $1.006 billion.
Analysts have now predicted that the Furious 7 has a very good chance to enter the $2 billion league, and also break the all-time record of Avatar. What do you think? Will Furious 7 manage to become the highest grossing movie of all-time?