'Furious 7' hits $1.15 billion at the box office, sets mark for Universal

April 19, 2015 11:57 PM

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"Furious 7" finished atop the box office for the third consecutive weekend with an estimated $29.1 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, but it was the international market that pushed the Universal Pictures film to be the highest grossing release worldwide in the studio's 103-year history.

As domestic sales reached $292.4 million, according to studio estimates, "Furious 7" raised its total for 67 territories abroad to an estimated $858.3 million, for a global total of $1.15 billion. The previous record-holder for Universal was "Jurassic Park" in 1993, which made about $1 billion world...

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