‘Fast & Furious 6’ Passing $500M Overseas With Strong China Debut

It's pacing to open at No. 1 with $24M, which would be Universal's best-ever opening there

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

"Fast & Furious 6" opened No. 1 in China on Friday and scored Universal’s highest-ever opening in that territory.

The film grossed $6.9 million Friday, putting it on track for a weekend of around $24 million, among the year's best debuts for a U.S. film. China is the 66th territory in which "Fast 6"  has opened at No. 1 and its foreign total was at $485 million Saturday, so it should cross $500 million Sunday.

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On its current pace, "Fast 6" will hit $237 million domestically by Sunday, and have a worldwide total of $740 million.

China is the final foreign territory for "Fast 6," which has become Universal’s highest-grossing franchise in the studio's 101-year history.

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Disney's "Iron Man 3" debuted in China with $64.6 million and Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" took in more than $25 million over four days.


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