Furious 7 earns Rs 12 crore in India, likely to outperform Byomkesh

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2015 11:42 IST

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker-starrer Fast and Furious 7 has broken all box office records in India when it comes to Hollywood films. Earlier, the record was held by The Amazing Spider-Man. The film is giving a tough competition to Friday's release, Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.

The high-octane, action-packed film received the biggest ever opening a Hollywood film has ever got in India. While the exact figure has not been confirmed yet, trade analysts said this bittersweet send-off to Paul Walker grossed close to Rs 12 crore.

The BO returns are also higher than what any Bollywood film has notched till now in 2015. Released on 2,000 screens, that itself is a record for any Hollywood film in India.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, "#FastAndFurious7 all set to emerge BIGGEST opener [Hollywood films] in India. Also, HIGHEST opener of 2015, overtaking Hindi films."

Other than the high-adrenaline action, the film is also a final sendoff to Walker who died in 2013 in a car crash, a prime reason why the fans of franchise will watch the film.

In the US, the film is poised to make around $120 million over the Easter holiday. The film is likely to surpass April 2014's $95 million opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Before Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters in May, it has a good shot at being the year's first billion dollar movie.

Fast and Furious 6 made $788 million worldwide ($238 million domestic vs. $550 million overseas). The film opened number one in 12 markets internationally, including India.

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