Furious 7 Is Now Officially Bigger Than The Avengers

It's the third highest grossing movie of all time.

Everybody's been pretty overwhelmed by the extent of Jurassic World's success (from pointless reboot to a billion dollars in record time), but let's not forget the real box office surprise of 2015; Furious 7. The latest in a franchise that everyone assumed dead after the first sequel, Furious 7 was a barnstormer, riding an incredible audience connection and sensitivity over the death of Paul Walker to become the first film to pass a billion dollars this year. But now it's gone one better - it's officially the third highest grossing film of all time, overtaking The Avengers, which has held the position since 2012. With Avengers: Age Of Ultron seemingly unable to catch up with Furious 7 (it's made a very respectable $1.3 billion, but that can't help but feel like an underperformance from Marvel), it looks like Dominic Toretto is the Box Office King, not Tony Stark. Of course, this is all pretty academic. At its current rate Jurassic World will probably slink past Furious 7 and both Avengers in the next couples of weeks, and by the end of the year it'll be Star Wars: The Force Awakens that sits in third (at least). A recent expert report has suggested that Episode VII will make almost two billion dollars worldwide, sitting just behind Titanic and Avatar. The only response I have to that is, "Well, duh." Furious 7 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron are in cinemas now.
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Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.