'Furious 7' Racing Towards $150 Million Opening Weekend

Nobody expected the new Furious 7 to be a box office flop, and with its silver screen debut weekend underway, it's proving to be far from it. The seventh installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is racing past even its most optimistic box office predictions.  According to domestic box office figures from Variety, Furious 7 sprinted to a massive $67.3 million haul on Friday in over 4,000 US theaters, and is now estimated to hit $149.5 million by the end of the Easter weekend. Those figures squash early industry estimates of between $115 and $125 million for the opening weekend. Once you've seen the film, it's easy to understand what all the commotion is about. RELATED: Even Vin Diesel would be jealous of this 1970 Charger Daytona R/T VIDEO: Take a look inside Paul Walker's incredible garage Furious 7 has all the great hallmarks of the storied Fast and Furious series – gorgeous cars, over-the-top action, explosions, and lots and lots of horsepower. We won't spoil the ending for you – it's a good one – but this might be the first Fast and Furious movie that leaves you with teary eyes at the credits. Furious 7 is expected to have the biggest opening weekend of any film in 2015. It's on track to surpass Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier which claims the largest April box office record of all time, and could become the ninth highest-grossing US opening by the end of the weekend, nudging 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon. RELATED: Meet the man who built every car from Furious 7 ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide