Box Office: 'Furious 7' Scores Mega $143.6M U.S. Debut

April 5, 2015 2:19 PM

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Box Office: 'Furious 7' Scores Mega $143.6M U.S. Debut

Rivaling the staying power of Hollywood's most iconic franchises — think Harry Potter and James Bond — Universal's Furious 7 raced to a massive $143.6 million debut at the North American box office, delivering both a series best and the biggest opening for any movie since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November 2013.

Furious 7 — the final film featuring the late Paul Walker — parked in theaters around the globe Easter weekend for a total worldwide bow well north of $300 million (international numbers weren't immediately available). It's the second major victory of the year for Universal Pictures chairman Donna L...

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