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Furious 7 unoffically kicked off the summer movie season with a ticket tally between $142M-$147M, easily earning the title of highest box-office opening in North America for a movie of its type. Find out what records the film set internationally inside…

Jesus isn’t the only resurrection being celebrated today. The newest installment of one of the fastest series rose from the box office setting records.

The US-box office experienced its best opening ever with the seventh installment of the “Fast and the Furious” series, “Furious 7,” which took in anywhere between $142M and $147M. The estimates are still pouring in, because of the holiday weekend, but industry experts at Deadline are sure that the film holds the record as Universal Pictures International’s highest-grossing Thursday and Friday ever. F7 also surpasses F6‘s opening $97.3M by roughly 43%.

Moving to the international market, F7 is number one across the board. In fact, in 40 of its current 63 territories, F7 is the studio’s biggest opening day of all time. Those countries include Brazil, Germany, Mexico, UK, Malaysia, and Turkey. To date, the film franchise has grossed $2.4 billion worldwide since 2001.

We saw the film, and it is damn good. Cheers to Ludacris, Tyrese, the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, The Rock and the entire cast!

Here’s how the box office is shaping up here in North America (through Saturday night) with the YBF actor-led flicks still holding strong:

1). Furious 7 (UNI), 4,004 theaters / $67.5M Fri. / $44.1M to $45.2M Sat. (-28% to 33%) / 3-day cume: $142M to $147M / Wk 1

2). Home w/Rihanna (FOX/DW), 3,801 theaters (+93) / $11.4M Fri. / $9M Sat. (-21%) / 3-day cume: $25.8M to $26.1M (-48% to 50%) / Total cume: $93.7M to $94.1M / Wk 2

3). Get Hard w/ Kevin Hart (WB), 3,212 theaters (+37) / $4.9M Fri. / $4.5M Sat. (-7%) / 3-day cume: $12.1M (-64%) / Total cume: $56.2M / Wk 2

4). Cinderella (DIS), 3,404 theaters (-411) / $4.1M Fri. / $3.65M Sat. (-13%) / 3-day cume: $9.9M / Total cume: $165M / Wk 4

5) Insurgent w/ Zoe Kravitz (LG), 3,442 theaters (-433) / $4M Fri. / $3.65M Sat. (-10%) / 3-day cume: $9.6M / Total cume: $103.2M / Wk 3

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