While everyone expected Furious 7 to do well no one expected it to do this well. The death of Paul Walker definitely made it a must see in the US but did it have the same effect in China where in 19 days it is the highest grossing movie ever? A lot of people think it is the multi-ethnic cast that has cross cultural appeal. That might have something to do with it also but none of the other Fast and Furious movies have done this well. It honestly just baffles me how it blew up like it has.
With The Avengers: Age of Ultron beginning to come out in international markets and being released in the US next week we will probably be having this same conversation in a month. The Avengers appeal to the same wide audience and is expected to break all kinds of records. How many records will it break we will see. Can it become the fourth movie to make over a billion dollars internationally? Probably but will it be able to pass Avatar and Titanic probably not. Although the first movie came very close to beating Titanic at the domestic box office.
Tell us what you think. Why is Furious 7 so popular?
Below is the current rankings in the international box office from Box Office Mojo
1. Avatar $2.02 Billion $760.5 Million
2. Titanic $1.52 Billion $658.7 Million
3. Furious 7 $1.27 Billion $320 Million
4. Harry Potter $960 Million $381 Million
and the Deathly
Hallows Part 2
5. The Avengers $895.2 Million $623.4 Million